Florida Plastic Surgeon Sued By Three Former Breast Implant Patients

162017_132140396847214_292624_nA Jacksonville, Florida plastic surgeon and his medical practice have been sued by three former breast augmentation patients, within a period of four days in October 2015, alleging that the plastic surgeon was negligent in performing their multiple breast implant surgeries. In each of the cases, the plastic surgeon attempted corrective surgeries, free of charge to the plaintiffs but billing the manufacturer of the breast implants for his surgical fees, which left the plaintiffs dissatisfied with their outcomes.

Case Number One

In the breast implant medical malpractice case filed on October 12, 2015, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant plastic surgeon performed bilateral breast augmentation surgery on her in his office on July 11, 2008. On June 8, 2009, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon, complaining that her right breast was bigger than her left breast and that her left nipple was misplaced. On August 21, 2009, the defendant plastic surgeon performed a bilateral removal and replacement of the implants, due to alleged right implant deflation. On April 13, 2010, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon with the same complaints that she had prior to the August 21, 2009 surgery.

On December 8, 2011, the plaintiff again returned to the defendant, complaining that her left nipple was not centered, her left breast was mushy on the side, and that her left breast was smaller than her right breast. The defendant plastic surgeon performed bilateral re-augmentation and medial crescentpexy on January 27, 2012, during which the left implant was found to be deflated.

On March 13, 2012, the plaintiff returned to the defendant, complaining about a hole in her breast. The defendant performed a left re-augmentation on the plaintiff’s left breast due to alleged implant deflation, on March 14, 2012.

The plaintiff went to another plastic surgeon on April 3, 2012 because her left breast had opened up and the implant was exposed. The new plastic surgeon performed bilateral surgery on April 11, 2012, stating in his operative report that both implants had been overfilled with saline. The plaintiff was treated by the new plastic surgeon on multiple subsequent occasions due to complications and for further medical treatment.

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Case Number Two

In the breast augmentation medical malpractice case filed on October 8, 2015, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant plastic surgeon performed bilateral breast augmentation and bilateral liposuction out of the axillary areas, on October 13, 2009. On December 4, 2009, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon, complaining of pain in her right breast. On January 21, 2010, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon, complaining that her right nipple pointed down, was hard, and was not the same shape as her left breast. On January 25, 2010, the defendant plastic surgeon performed bilateral adjustments of her breast implants, including injecting additional saline in both implants. On February 1, 2010, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon for suture removal and also complained that her nipples were uneven and that her right breast was smaller than the left and had an odd shape. On April 5, 2010, the plaintiff returned to the defendant, with the same complaints that she had on February 1, 2010, along with pain in her right breast.

On May 13, 2010, the plaintiff returned to the defendant complaining of a red spot on her right breast along with a stinging/burning sensation inside her breast in the area of her nipple. The defendant plastic surgeon performed bilateral replacement of the plaintiff’s implants and a right open capsule release, on May 28, 2010.

On April 27, 2011, the plaintiff returned to the defendant surgeon, complaining that her right breast was not the same size or shape as her left breast, and that her right nipple was lower than her left nipple. The defendant plastic surgeon performed a right re-augmentation on July 29, 2011, allegedly due to right implant deflation.

On September 12, 2012, the plaintiff returned to the defendant, complaining that her left breast needed to be lifted and also inquiring if her right breast may have deflated. The defendant performed bilateral re-augmentation with bilateral crescentpexies due to right implant deflation, on October 18, 2012. When the plaintiff returned to the defendant on October 29, 2012 for suture removal, she complained that her left breast was larger than her right breast.

The plaintiff went to a new plastic surgeon in October 2013, who diagnosed recurrent deflation of the right implant, asymmetrical breasts, and that her nipples were pointing in different directions. The plaintiff could not afford further surgery to address her problem breasts.

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Case Number Three

In the plastic surgery medical malpractice case also filed on October 8, 2015, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant plastic surgeon performed bilateral breast augmentation and bilateral liposuction on her, on September 15, 2010. On October 7, 2010, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon, complaining of a hard knot under her left breast and that her right breast hung lower than her left breast. On November 23, 2010, the defendant plastic surgeon removed and replaced both implants.

On January 6, 2011, the plaintiff returned to the defendant plastic surgeon, complaining that her left breast was hanging one inch lower than her right breast. The defendant performed bilateral re-augmentation on January 28, 2011.

When the plaintiff returned to the defendant in early August 2011, she alleges that she complained that her breasts were sagging and had flat spots and that her left breast was larger than her right breast. The defendant removed and replaced the implants on August 10, 2011.

The plaintiff returned to the defendant on October 4, 2012, at which time she alleges that she complained that her breasts were sagging, uneven, and had flat spots. The defendant performed bilateral re-augmentation and tightening, allegedly due to right implant deflation, on October 31 or November 1, 2012. The plaintiff subsequently returned to the defendant plastic surgeon on multiple occasions, with multiple complaints.

The plaintiff went to a new plastic surgeon on February 4, 2014, who diagnosed that her implants were likely overfilled, that the plaintiff had fatty accumulations on the outer chest region, and that the plaintiff’s nipple-areolar complexes were large and displaced laterally.

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If you or a loved one have suffered serious injury or other harm as a result of breast implant, breast augmentation, or other breast surgery in Florida or in another U.S. state, you should promptly consult with a Florida medical malpractice attorney (or a medical malpractice attorney in your state) who may investigate your medical malpractice claim for you and represent you in a medical malpractice case, if appropriate.

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