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Bronx Jury Awards $60 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

Jul 15, 2009 | Parker Waichman LLP
Lift Procedure

Lawsuit Againts Queens County Plastic Surgeon.

A Bronx jury has awarded $60 million in damages to a woman in a medical malpractice case against a Queens County plastic surgeon for a botched thigh lift procedure.   The plaintiff in the case, Allison Hugh of the Bronx, was represented by Parker Waichman LLP, one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' litigation firms.

Hugh's lawsuit alleged that the thigh lift procedure performed by Ferdinand A. Ofodile, M.D. caused permanent injury and deformity of her vagina which cannot be surgically corrected.   The complaint alleged Dr. Ofodile failed to inform and provide Ms. Hugh with informed consent and failed to inform her of the risks involved in this type of procedure, including the risk of vaginal opening and deformity. Dr. Ofodile also failed to use proper surgical techniques by leaving too much tension in the skin of her groin area, according to the lawsuit.

The jury found that Dr. Ofodile failed to appropriately advise Ms. Hugh about the risks of this type of procedure. It also found that he deviated from good and accepted medical practices in his surgical technique.

Ms. Hugh was awarded $10 million for past  pain and suffering, and $50 million for future pain and suffering.

The firm has has consistently obtained large verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.

Ms. Hugh was represented by the law firm of Parker Waichman LLP.  The firm has has consistently obtained large verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.

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