Medical Abuse

I represented a 31 year-old woman who sought treatment from an ENT specialist for breathing problems. The doctor suggested she have surgery to reduce her sinuses.

When my client agreed to the surgery, she specifically instructed the surgeon not to change the shape of her nose, because she felt it was an important part of her heritage.  The surgeon ignored her instructions and drastically changed the shape of her nose by peforming a rhinoplasty (nose job), not just sinus surgery.

We sued the doctor, not only for medical malpractice, but also for battery, because he performed a medical procedure without the consent of the patient.

In medical negligence cases it’s rare to also get a settlement for medical battery, however I achieved an excellent settlement for the client.