British Woman Awarded $10 Million After Botched Facelift

After suffering botched facelift plastic surgery which caused permanent nerve damage, successful British businesswoman Penny Johnson, was awarded a staggering $10 million judgment, a mere portion of the $87 million she initially sought.

49-year-old Penny Johnson, is said to have contacted cosmetic surgeon Dr. Le Roux Fourie of Leeds, UK, seeking a nose job and the elimination of dark circles from under her eyes, however, after consulting with the doctor, its believed that she was talked into a more extensive procedure, a facelift operation that ultimately we awry.

Following the surgery Ms. Johnson developed palsy on the right side of her face, and despite corrective revisions, she continues to live with uncontrollable twitching and a permanent grimace.

Penny Johnson testified, saying...
I don't sleep and I have a permanent buzzing around my eye which can be so intense that I can't think about anything. My husband has a separate life with my son which I'm not included in. I can't be a wife anymore.
The judge in the case, Justice Owen, wrote the following excerpt in his ruling...
The physical injuries have resulted in a prolonged adjustment disorder with features of anxiety and depression. [Penny was] a confident, happy and outstandingly successful woman with a full and rewarding family and social life [before her ordeal].
In addition to her unfortunate facelift mishap, Ms. Johnson also suffered mightily from the replacement of pre-existing breast implants which was preformed by the same surgeon, at the same time as her facial surgery.

And while its always upsetting to hear about botched plastic surgery, its events like this, that can ultimately bring about awareness to the extremely dangerous consequences that are sometimes associated with cosmetic surgery.

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Anonymous said...

I dont think that she should have won anything. These are the risks with doing plastic surgery