Surgeon who burned initials into livers of two patients fined £10,000

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Simon Bramhall ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after admitting assault offences relating to transplant surgeries

A surgeon who burned his initials on to the livers of two patients during transplant surgery has been given a 12-month community order and fined £10,000.

Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam – used to stop livers bleeding during operations and to highlight an area to be worked on – to sign “SB� into his patient’s livers. The marks left by argon do not impair the liver’s function and disappear by themselves.

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