Clinical negligence compensation of more than £6 million has been awarded to a woman after a facelift operation went wrong.
Businesswoman Penny Johnson took legal action against Dr Le Roux Fourie on the grounds that he opted to "play God" with her appearance by conducting experimental surgery on her at the Bupa Methley Park Hospital, Leeds, a private institution that offers a range of cosmetic services.
This procedure took place in 2003 and, according to Ms Johnson, resulted in her being unable to work due to the pain caused by the operation as well as the loss of confidence it caused her to suffer through nerve damage to her eye.
Consequently, she claims she lost out on around £54 million in earnings because her business went bankrupt and Mr Justice Owen decided a sum of £6.19 million was fair to compensate for her ordeal and loss of wages since the operation.
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Posted by Richard Saunders