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In follow-up to my July 31, 2006 blog concerning plastic surgery and medical malpractice, please review the following verdict which was recently obtained in Florida.

Woman awarded $8 million

Posted FLORIDA THE STATE IN BRIEFAugust 25, 2006

NAPLES — A jury has awarded a Lee County woman $8.25 million after she lost both her breasts in an alleged botched plastic surgery, her attorney said.

Christy Allis was awarded the money this week as part of a medical-malpractice lawsuit, according to her attorney Jeff Garvin.

Allis was 28 when she had a breast lift and augmentation in 2003 by Naples surgeon Dr. Luciano Boemi. During the surgery at Bonita Bay Surgical Center in Bonita Springs, blood supply to Allis was cut off, resulting in her breasts turning black and forming a hard, dry tissue, Garvin said.

Thirteen surgeries were needed to repair open wounds and try to reshape some of the remaining tissue, he said.

Compiled from wire reports

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