U.K. Surgeon Pleads Guilty to Branding Patient’s Livers

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Simon Bramhall was a liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon in the U.K. (Photo/BBC)

December 14, 2017
OAN Newsroom

A surgeon in the U.K. pleads guilty to carving his initials into the livers of at least two patients during transplant operations.

On Wednesday, 53-year-old Simon Bramhall was convicted on assault charges in a case prosecutors claim has no legal precedent.

Reports say Bramhall used a device meant to stop bleeding to brand the organs.

They added, the marks typically disappear on their own, however, one patient’s liver did not heal correctly, which allowed for the initials to be discovered during a separate operation.

The surgeon has since been suspended from his job at a local hospital.

He is expected to be sentenced in January.