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52-year old female awarded monies for botched cosmetic surgery

Type of Injury: Surgical Defect
Type of Case: Medical Malpractice
Settlement Amount: $200,000.00

F-52 was awarded $200,000.00 in damages due to the medical malpractice committed by Dr. M. Vincent Makhlouf. The verdict was rendered Thursday evening, November 12, after four days of trial evidence. The jury's unanimous verdict was quickly reached and required less than three hours of deliberation.

On August 5, 2011, F-52 underwent a buttock lift and thighplasty, which was performed by Dr. Makhlouf. Subsequently, the plaintiff obtained two estimates for corrective surgeries from physicians in the New York City area where she was residing. At the time of the trial, the plaintiff had not had any of the recommended corrective surgeries.

Defendant denied liability and made no offer of settlement before the verdict.

This case was tried in Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois before the Honorable Patrick Foran Lustig.

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