Failed Breast Implant Lawsuit Update: Jacksonville surgeon alleged of medical malpractice after botched surgeries on over 200 women
Jan 16, 2016 12:20 AM EST
Lawsuits are piling up after a Jacksonville surgeon allegedly performed botched breast implant surgery on more than 200 women. Plaintiffs complained of having too large breasts, uneven breast sizes, and painful burning sensation after the surgeries.
Over 200 women are suing Dr. Loren Clayman of Jacksonville of medical malpractice after reportedly getting failed breast implants from him. Clayman was accused of enlarging the victims' breasts more than the size they wanted and profiting off the botched surgeries, reported News4Jax.
According to the report, 203 more women claiming to be victims of Clayman's botched implants are calling Attorney Chris Shakib, who was working on the case. Shakib has filed a total of four lawsuits against Clayman. The fourth claim includes the doctor's son, Mark Clayman.
The women complained of having their breasts enlarged too much after the augmentation. Some said that they felt lasting burning pain while others got disfigured breasts as a result of the implants. A woman named Jacquie Moore wanted her breasts tightened after breastfeeding for 18 months but instead got hardened implants. She said, "I had a baby, and it wasn't even as bad as this surgery. I have spent countless nights crying over this. I don't want this to happen to anybody else."
Clayman's ploy was to spoil clients' breast implants and then perform multiple surgeries that are said to solve the problems. Jacksonville.com reported that Clayman would also profit off of reimbursements from breast-implant manufacturer Allergan. Shakib said that Clayman "was able to turn a combination of carelessness and incompetence into a money maker." Allergan would pay $1,200 to cover cost of repair surgeries.
Shakib added that Clayman's cases involve medical negligence and deception. First Coast News reported that the victims paid $3,750 from the surgery to the implant warranty in case of defects or leaks. They noticed that their breasts have enlarged post-surgery but Clayman assured them not to worry as the breasts were only swollen.
Shakib advises women not to stick with only one doctor for breast surgeries. The first three lawsuits against Clayman were filed by Amber Fuentes, Amber Thigpen, and Ashley Gainey, warning the public to be careful with plastic surgery.