Bronx Jury Awards $60 Million in Medical Malpractice Case

A Bronx jury has awarded $60 million in damages to a woman in a <"">medical malpractice case against a Queens County plastic surgeon for a botched thigh lift procedure. The plaintiff in the case, Allison Hugh of the Bronx, was represented by <"">Parker Waichman Alonso LLP, one of the nation’s premier plaintiffs’ litigation firms.

Hugh’s lawsuit alleged that the thigh lift procedure performed by Ferdinand A. Ofodile, M.D. caused significant and permanent injury and deformity to the labia of her vagina which cannot be surgically corrected. The complaint alleged Dr. Ofodile failed to inform and provide Ms. Hugh with informed consent and failed to inform her of the risks involved in this type of procedure, including the risk of vaginal opening and deformity. Dr. Ofodile also failed to use proper surgical techniques by leaving too much tension in the skin of her groin area, according to the lawsuit.

The jury found that Dr. Ofodile failed to appropriately advise Ms. Hugh about the risks of this type of procedure. It also found that he deviated from good and accepted medical practices in his surgical technique.

Ms. Hugh was awarded $10 million for past pain and suffering, and $50 million for future pain and suffering.

Ms. Hugh was represented by Andres F. Alonso, a partner in the law firm of Parker Waichman Alonso LLP. Mr. Alonso has consistently obtained large verdicts and multi-million dollar settlements on behalf of his clients.

Parker Waichman Alonso LLP is a leading national law firm concentrating primarily with negligence and personal injury matters, mass tort, pharmaceutical, medical device, products liability, construction and consumer litigation. The firm has offices in New York, New Jersey and Florida, and represents plaintiffs nationwide.

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