An Indiana woman filed a lawsuit today against a doctor who performed a medically necessary breast reduction on the woman in 2000. The doctor represented himself as a certified cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon to the woman. Instead, he was a certified head and neck surgeon.
As a result of inexperience the surgeon caused the woman permanent nerve damage and disfigurement by incorrectly performing the surgery. The woman had to undergo subsequent additional surgeries, none of which corrected the problems of tissue loss and horrific scarring.
The woman seeks $1.25 million in damages, the full amount allowable under Indiana law, and to enlighten the public.
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