Disgraced breast surgeon, Ian Paterson, is at the centre of one of the most shocking clinical scandals in British history.
For more than 14 years, he exaggerated or invented the risks of cancer for perfectly healthy people to convince them to go under the knife or performed dangerous techniques which meant patients with cancer were much more susceptible to tumours returning.
As many as 1,000 people are thought to have been victims of Paterson, who was sentenced to 20 years after being convicted for unlawfully wounding patients in 2017.
In this episode, we speak to John Hynes, whose wife Deborah died due to Paterson’s treatment, and two women, Jade Edgington and Carole Johnson, who underwent numerous needless operations. We also speak to leading medical expert, Prof Gordon Wishart, who reviewed hundreds of the disgraced surgeon’s cases, as well as clinical negligence lawyer, Emma Doughty, who represented more than 100 victims in legal action against Paterson’s employers.
In this episode of The Case Files we hear from our client, Louise Harvey-Smith, who was told her toddler Reuben had tonsillitis when in fact he was fighting for his life against sepsis.
With sepsis every hour counts – how could the doctors get it so wrong?
Kate is also joined by Dr Ron Daniels, from the UK Sepsis Trust and Global Sepsis Alliance as well as the family lawyer Matthew Smith from Slater and Gordon and Lisa O’Dwyer from Action Against Medical Accidents.
In this episode of The Case Files we feature the tragic story of 18 year old Shahida Shahid. Despite explaining her allergy to dairy to restaurant staff she was killed after being served a burger that was covered in buttermilk.
Kate is joined by her brother Rasel Shahid, the family lawyer Michael Hardacre from Slater and Gordon and allergy expert Professor Adam Fox from Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals, London.
This episode of The Case Files features the story of Jemma Joslyn who almost lost her life after an accident abroad.
The single mum was on a family holiday with her children when she was injured on a waterslide.
With her life hanging in the balance she was about to experience a further catalogue of nightmares, leaving her having emergency surgery in a Turkish hospital.
This episode of The Case Files looks at a global scandal that is still affecting people now.
It’s relevant to almost all of us as it centres around a mode of transport, sadly, we rely on a little too much – the motor car.
Or, more specifically, a great corporate scandal which includes a rich history of a company whose cars, for better or worse, have touched millions of lives – it’s a character study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic and as our first guest states “vividly shows how a dysfunctional corporate culture can threaten the existence of even the mightiest corporations”.
Kate is joined by Brian Levine; Andy Ford and Ellie Gleave, Jack Ewing – New York Times Journalist and author of Faster, Higher, Farther – The Volkswagen Scandal and Gareth Pope from Slater and Gordon.
When Nicola Gogarty’s phone rang on 17th July, 2015, as she waited to board a plane in Dublin airport for a holiday, she had no idea her life was about to change forever.
News that her loving, fit and healthy 65-year-old father John Gogarty had died was the first of a series of earth-shattering revelations that would eventually expose a catalogue of failings by authorities which ultimately meant a convicted murderer was free to kill again.
But had it not been for the tenacious and relentless quest for answers by Nicola – with the help of a number of organisations along the way - she may never have unearthed what really happened.