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THOMAS v. LEWIS, M.D.

The plaintiff, an actress, underwent a liposuction procedure by defendant, Dr. Lewis. It was claimed that he failed to properly perform the procedure and failed to follow up postoperatively with appropriate treatment and instructions. The jury found that Dr. Lewis treated the patient appropriately both during and after the procedure and the patient herself failed to comply with the postoperative protocols resulting in her disfiguring scarring. She claimed loss of an acting career allegedly with economic damages in the multiple million-dollar range.