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Woman’s use of eyelids damaged in surgery – $800,000 Verdict (access required)

Patient, a 70-year-old Taiwanese woman, sought cosmetic surgery to remove the "puffiness" in her eyelids. She went to defendant (plastic surgeon) who recommended a blepharoplasty (a procedure to remove fat from her eyelids). During the blepharoplasty, defendant severed the tendon in one eye and the muscle in the other so that upon awakening from surgery ...