January 7, 2016 10:14 am
Updated: January 7, 2016 11:20 am

‘Botched’ doctor Paul Nassif sued for alleged nose job error

Paul Nassif, one of the plastic surgeons featured on the TV show 'Botched.'

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Paul Nassif, one of the plastic surgeons featured on Botched, a TV show that documents the stories of people who’ve undergone plastic-surgery mishaps, has been sued by a patient who claims Nassif bungled his nose job.

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Nassif and his colleagues on the show analyze and assess the patients who come into their office, and then decide what (if any) procedure can fix the problem. The majority of the time, the doctors are able to rectify the botched plastic surgery.

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According to Nassif patient Eric Klein, who wasn’t a patient featured on the show, the surgeon screwed up his nose job, leaving Klein with an allegedly damaged eye. He also claims he was subjected to a cover-up.

In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Klein says Nassif performed a rhinoplasty and septoplasty on him in November 2014, after Klein complained of breathing difficulties. He alleges┬áthe procedure prevented his eye from closing properly, along with “unusual pain” and a pulling sensation.

Klein says that Nassif told him the condition was probably due to swelling, but when his faulty eyelid only grew worse, Nassif referred him to other physicians, who asserted that it was likely due to past trauma.

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In the lawsuit, Klein denies this explanation and says the eyelid’s dysfunction was due to the displaced tendon under his eye, which was tinkered with when his nasal bone was broken during the procedure.

Klein believes Nassif instructed the other doctors what to say to him, in order to hide the fact that the surgery was botched.

Nassif has not commented, and a statement of defence has not been made available. None of these allegations have been proven in court. Klein is seeking unspecified damages for medical negligence.

 

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