Allison Hugh of the Bronx, New York, brought a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon regarding a botched thigh lift and was subsequently awarded $60 Million. The plastic surgeon, Ferdinand A. Ofodile, M.D., was found by the jury to have failed to warn Ms. Hugh of the possible complications associated with the procedure, and of deviating from appropriate medical practices.
Every year, thousands of women and men have cosmetic procedures to regain the look of their youth, or to achieve the appearance they have always wanted. For most of these men and women, the result is what they wanted. But for many others, the affects of their procedure left them scarred, either physically or emotionally, often times as the result of medical malpractice on the doctor’s part.
In cases like Ms. Hugh’s botched surgery, the result can be emotionally and physically traumatic, and could dictate reimbursement for that pain and trauma. In her case, the jury awarded her $10 million for past pain and suffering, and $50 more for future suffering.
If you have suffered from a doctor’s error or failure to make you aware of certain risks associated with treatment, please contact Robert W. Kerpsack, Co., L.P.A. in Columbus, Ohio, attorney experienced in medical malpractice suits, and let us help you regain the peace you lost.