Bronx resident Alison Hugh was left permanently disabled after a botched thigh lift surgery by NYC plastic surgeon Dr. Ferdinand Ofodile. The procedure went wrong with no chance of a corrective surgery either. Hugh sued the surgeon, and a New York jury awarded her $60 million for her pain and suffering, both past and future.
Read more: New York Jury Awards Woman $60 Million for a Botched Plastic Surgery
Michael Beloyianis and Virginia Beaton lost their 22-year old son, Edward Beloyianis, in 2010, years after he had a spinal surgery to fix an abnormality. The botched surgery left him impaired, eventually causing his death. Edward's parents sued the New York Presbyterian Children's Hospital and one of its surgeons over preventable problems that may have saved their son from paralysis and subsequent death eight years later. The jury ordered the defendants to pay $45.6 million to the victim’s parents for the suffering and pain caused by medical negligence.
Read more: $45.6 Million to Bronx Parents for Surgery Causing Son’s Death
The New York City Supreme Court awarded Pomona resident Patricia Jones and her husband $55.9 million in damages after spinal surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern allegedly left Jones a quadriplegic. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that surgeons George Alexander Jones and Daniel Spitzer committed medical malpractice that resulted in Jones’ botched spinal surgery. The plaintiffs held the surgeons responsible for a series of medical failures that caused Jones a lifetime of despair and handicap.
Read more: Woman Awarded $56 Million After Spinal Surgery Left Her Quadriplegic
In 2012, the New York Supreme Court ordered an NYC dentist to pay his former patient Harold Hagins $9.8 million for a wisdom tooth extraction gone wrong. While dentist William Moody's temper had brought him Internet fame, the verdict brought him another round of fame to claim - again for the wrong reasons.
Read more: Dental Patient Awarded $9.8 Million for a Botched Tooth Extraction
Famed for giving lip injections to Snooki from the Real Housewives of Jersey Shore, plastic surgeon Dr. Ramtin Kassir Rice faces a lawsuit for a botched nose job. Arevik Khurdayan, 34, went to the doctor to fix her deviated septum. The surgeon and his staff convinced her to undergo a nose job that left her with even more problems.
Read more: Snooki's Plastic Surgeon to Face Lawsuit for Botched Nose-Job
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