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Friday, November 17, 2017

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT: WOMAN PARALYZED DURING SURGERY


DALLAS PLASTIC SURGERY INSTITUTE AND PLASTIC SURGEON SUED
Injects Too Much Fat Into Muscles Above Sciatic Nerve Causing Permanent Paralysis.
Keeps Patient in Cloister at Park Lane “Luxury Post-Operative Hotel” Instead of Transporting to Hospital for Emergency Medical Care.

On January 16, 2017, Rolanda Hutton went to Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute and Dallas Day Surgery Center in Dallas, for liposuction of the abdomen, bilateral flanks and back, followed by butt augmentation through fat transfer aka Brazilian Butt Lift (as popularized by Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez).

Following her procedure during post-operative care while being kept at the surgery center, Mrs. Hutton continually complained of weakness, numbness and inability to stand. Because of this, she should have been emergently transferred to a hospital.




During the procedure, treatment and post-operative medical care, Sameer Subhash Jejurikar, M.D. was negligent as follows:
  • Injecting too much fat into each side of Rolanda Hutton’s deep gluteal muscles and sciatic notch on both sides of her buttocks
  • Angling the injection cannula down and failing to ensure that deep muscle and sciatic notch injection of fat would not occur during Rolanda Hutton’s autologous fat grafting to buttocks
  • Failing to emergently transfer Rolanda Hutton to an appropriate hospital for relief of compressive and compartment-like syndrome
  • Failing to obtain an emergent consult from a physician capable of decompressing Rolanda Hutton’s sciatic nerves

In addition, the nurses at Dallas Day Surgery Center and the Cloister at Park Lane “Luxury Post-Operative Hotel” were negligent for:
  • Failing to notify Dr. Jejurikar immediately of Mrs. Hutton’s lower extremity weakness, numbness, inability to stand, and symptoms of rhabdomyolysis
  • Failing to invoke the chain of command and act as a patient advocate when Dr. Jejurikar did not emergently transfer Mrs. Hutton to an appropriate hospital for relief of compressive and compartment-like syndrome
  • Failing to invoke the chain of command and act as a patient advocate when Dr. Jejurikar did not obtain an emergent consult from a physician capable of decompressing Mrs. Hutton’s sciatic nerves

As a result of her botched Brazilian Butt Lift, Rolanda Hutton has suffered permanent parasthesia and paralysis.

Dallas attorney Les Weisbrod, a nationally-recognized medical malpractice attorney and past president of the American Association for Justice (the world’s largest trial lawyer association), is representing Rolanda Hutton and her husband, Bryan Hutton.

Weisbrod said, “Dr. Jejurikar wrongfully injected too much fat in the deep muscles right above the sciatic nerve not just on one side of her body but on both sides during one procedure which means Mrs. Hutton likely will never walk again for any meaningful distance. Then, knowing that he likely injured her sciatic nerves, he kept her for 48 hours in a so called ‘luxury post-operative hotel’ missing the window of opportunity for decompressive surgery to free up the pressure on the sciatic nerves before the blood supply to the nerves was permanently lost from compression from the injected fat causing her paralysis. He needed to send her emergently to a hospital and a surgeon qualified to decompress her sciatic nerves soon after she woke up from anesthesia.

Weisbrod added, “Rolanda and Bryan Hutton want to make sure this doesn’t happen to someone else in Dallas or anywhere in the U.S. They hope that by calling attention to this lawsuit it will serve as a wake-up call to cosmetic surgeons and nursing staffs to care about their patients and pay attention, and not dupe patients into believing “a luxury post-operative hotel” is anything like a hospital where patients need to be when plastic surgery goes wrong.

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