Va. Justices Affirm Patient's Trial Win In Botched-Surgery Suit

Law360 (August 29, 2019, 6:10 PM EDT) -- The Virginia Supreme Court affirmed Thursday a jury's $800,000 award to a woman who sued a plastic surgeon for causing her partial blindness after a cosmetic eye procedure, rejecting the doctor's argument that his expert witness was improperly questioned by the woman's counsel.

The state's highest court unanimously upheld the Fairfax County Circuit Court jury's verdict in a suit accusing Dr. Michael Phillip Gross and William Plastic Surgery and Spa Services Co. LLC of botching patient Supen Peze Stuart's blepharoplasty, a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper eyelids, which caused her to lose vision in her right...

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