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Woman who underwent tummy tuck and buttock augmentation sues doctor over infection

By Andrey Burin | Jul 30, 2015


NEW ORLEANS — A woman who underwent plastic surgery is is claiming a doctor botched her surgery and caused a serious infection.

Trishonda Harold filed suit against Calvin Williams in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on June 4.

The suit says that on June 6, 2013, the defendant allegedly performed a tummy tuck and buttock augmentation on the plaintiff in his medical office. She alleges that due to poor infection control and failure to perform the surgery in a hospital setting, the operative site became severely infected. At that time, defendant did not have credentials to perform surgery in a hospital or even admit a patient to any hospital in the greater New Orleans area, but nonetheless attempted to care for Harold in his office and made home visits, the suit says.

She claims that he failed to admit her into a hospital despite the severe infection that she suffered. She later went to an emergency room where she was admitted to the hospital and had extensive treatment for the infection. The matter was submitted to a medical review panel which, according to the lawsuit, concluded that Dr. Williams departed from the standard of care.

Harold is seeking an unspecified amount in damages for inpatient hospitalization, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering both past, present and mental anguish caused by the conduct of Williams

The plaintiff is represented by attorney Todd R. Slack of Huber, Slack, Thomas & Marcelle, LLP.

This case has been assigned to Div. G Judge Robin M. Giarrusso.

Case no. 2015-05244.

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