December 24th, Simon Bramhall, 55, was recently appealed again by the victim for writing the acronym “SB” on the liver of two anesthetic patients, and was suspended from practicing medicine by the court for five months.
But he himself argued that this move was made because of “great pressure at work”, and the court took his reasons and did not revoke his medical practice.
According to previous reports, Simon Bramhall, who has served at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 10 years, is a well-known liver transplant expert in the area.
Simon once “branded” his abbreviation “SB” on the livers of two patients during the operation.
Usually, doctors in transplant surgery use non-toxic helium freezing technology to prevent liver bleeding, or burn the liver surface to outline the surgical area, but Simon uses a helium knife to “carve” signatures on the patient’s liver surface.
Simon’s exposure was due to the fact that a doctor found Simon’s signature on the transplanted liver when he returned the patient, so he reported it to the hospital.
The Royal Prosecution Service said that Simon’s behavior was an “abuse of patients’ trust in him” while illegally committing illegal military “attacks” on patients.
Patient advocacy organizations denounced that patients’ organs were not books that were signed by themselves.
On January 12, 2018, the Royal Court of Birmingham sentenced Simon to a fine of £10,000 for 12 months of unpaid service and the community.