Plastic Surgery Goes Horribly Wrong


downloadEdith Gaines filed a malpractice lawsuit on September 9th against Allen M. Putterman, M.D. and Allen M. Putterman, M.D. SC. alleging that on February 15th and 17th, in 2012, the defendant performed several procedures that were related to the eye on Gaines. Gaines’ suit claims that the defendant was aware that the procedures would increase the shortness of her eyelids and cause dryness to her eyes. This condition would cause her injuries that were permanent.

The plaintiff, Gaines, accuses Putterman, who specializes in oculofacial plastic surgery, and his employer with medical malpractice. The plaintiff is seeking more than $50,000 in damages, plus court costs and attorneys’ fees.

More often, people are opting for plastic and reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgery is big business, and many more doctors are getting into the field. Some of those doctors are not necessarily board certified plastic surgeons and since procedures are completely elective, the standards of care are not always being followed. Even for plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, complications can sometimes arise.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries after having plastic or reconstructive surgery, or you believe that you have suffered as the result of medical malpractice or negligence, contact the law office of Bottar Leone PLLC today regarding your case. You may be eligible to receive financial compensation to pay for corrective surgeries, ongoing and future medical treatment, lost wages for time off the job and even pain and suffering.

Call Bottar Leone PLLC today to schedule a confidential, no obligation free initial consultation and legal analysis to see if we can help you. You can reach us by telephone at (315) 313-6809, (888) 979-1689, or contact us by email at

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