Ryan Deane successfully defends a deceased cosmetic surgeon

Plaintiff, an attorney, underwent breast augmentation and rhinoplasty by a cosmetic surgeon who used a controversial umbilical approach for the breast implants. She required multiple subsequent surgeries by other plastic surgeons. Plaintiff claimed permanent disfiguring injuries to her face and breasts. The defendant surgeon died before the lawsuit was filed, and therefore his version of the treatment was not presented to the trier of fact. After a binding arbitration in front of a retired judge, a defense award was rendered in this challenging case.