Shelva Kostrzewa underwent a face lift that was completed by a plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Beird. She was 64 years old at the time. It was alleged in the lawsuit that she suffered severe scarring and disfigurement, which led to emotional distress.
Kostrzewa sued Dr. Beird and his professional corporation alleging he mishandled the procedure by thinning her skin excessively and stitching her skin too tightly. This process led to blood flow problems and tissue death. She also maintained that Dr. Beird chose not to diagnose and treat the thinning skin and stitching her skin too tightly when she visited the doctor three times after the surgery.
The jury returned a verdict of $400,000.
The attorney who successfully handled this case was Kenneth Lee. At trial, the parties presented plastic surgeons.
Kostrzewa v. Beird, No. 16:028744-NH (Mich. Cir. Ct. Saginaw County).
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