August 5, 2005
A Jefferson County jury found in favor of a Louisville plastic surgeon. After an abdominoplasty and liposuction, a patient developed necrosis of the tissue in her abdomen. The plastic surgeon fixed the problem, but the Plaintiff still complained of persistent pain. The Plaintiff blamed the result on the surgeon’s allegedly poor decision to conduct both the abdominoplasty and the liposuction at the same time. The physician, represented by Gerald Toner, successfully argued that the poor result of surgery was caused by a vascular compromise, a well-known complication of the surgery.