Doctor Who Branded Patient's Liver With His Initials Loses Medical License


What the hell is wrong with this dude.

The incidents occurred in February and August 2013, when Dr. Simon Bramhall used an electric beam to burn the letters “S” and “B” into the organ he’d just put into the patient.

Another surgeon discovered the initials during a follow-up surgery when the organ failed about a week later.

CBS reports:

"The 1.6-inch initials were discovered by another doctor when an organ transplanted by Bramhall failed after about a week, according to BBC News.
In 2017, Bramhall pleaded guilty and was convicted of two counts common assault, according to documents from the U.K.'s Medical Practice Tribunal Service, known as MPTS, which hears complaints against doctors and determines if they are fit to practice. He was fined £10,000 ($13,619.90 U.S. dollars) and sentenced to community service.
Bramhall had resigned from his job at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 2014 and had been suspended from practicing for at least five months in December 2020, according to BBC News.
However, MPTS invited Bramhall to have his case reviewed in December 2020. The service reviewed evidence in the case, including statements from Bramhall, in which he stated he "foolishly made a mark on the adjacent liver" and admitted his actions in 2013 "were stupid and entirely wrong," according to the MPTS documents. 
Bramhall's legal counsel argued that the former doctor's "fitness to practice was no longer impaired," and "that this case had never been about his surgical skills; rather it was about Mr. Bramhall's lack of respect for the dignity of the patients."
MPTS "was satisfied that there is no discernible risk of repetition" of the incident and said Bramhall's fitness to practice is "no longer impaired by reason of conviction." The order that suspended him from practice was revoked.
However, the case was re-submitted to MPTS, and during a hearing on Monday, the service said it "accepted that no lasting physical damage was caused to either patient," but that Bramhall's actions had caused one of them "significant emotional harm," according to BBC."

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