Thanks for joining us tonight.
A u-w health plastic surgeon and his clinic-- are facing a lawsuit.
Court documents are claiming medical malpractice... after a patient says the doctor gave her breast implants larger than the ones she asked for.
Adam duxter tells us more about the allegations he's facing... and what u-w health is saying tonight.
This lawsuit claims doctor john siebert innapropraitely treated a female patient over the course of several months... accusing him of medical negligence and sexual exploitation... but according to the suit.... when u-w hired him...he was going through a similar investigation already.
A lawsuit filed today claims that uw-health plastic surgeon john siebert placed oversized breast implants in a patient in 2018.... the woman... from wasau.... got a breast enhancement and tummy tuck surgery from siebert last year... but instead of getting the size 225 implants she requested... she was given size 350.
Her attorney says it's unlike anything he's seen before.
(((robert gingras///attorn ey))) this is the first time that i have seen a case like this in my career and i have been doing this for over 30 years.
It may have happened elswhere in the country... but i'm not aware of it.
According to the lawsuit.... siebert was also negligent with complications that came up after the woman's surgery.
(((robert gingras///attorn ey))) its my opinion that a horrible wrong has been committed here, and i want that to be made right.
I think the main theme of this case is that medical healthcare providers have to be forthright with their patients and transparent about these types of things during this time... the woman had no idea that siebert had already been under investigation in 2008.... when the new york state medical board launched an investigation into alleged innapropriate conduct he had with a married patient..... saying those actions showed a moral unfitness to practice.... that case was still open when uw-health hired siebert in 2011...... (((robert gingras///attorn ey)))i would like them to change their practices and have a policy where they would divulge to their clients these types of situations that are in the doctors past.
When the case closed.... the ruling was that this surgeon had to have a chaperone present in the room any time he took care of a female patient...... it's unclear whether or not that was the case this time around..... we contacted uw-health about this lawsuit... they said they were not able to comment on ongoing litigation.
You can find the full details of the lawsuit on our website..