More people have come forward with claims that an Omaha cosmetic surgeon accused of malpractice has deformed their bodies. Nine additional cases have been filed. The total number of malpractice cases against Dr. Gerard Stanley is at 35 currently.
A hearing is scheduled Thursday to consolidate current cases and any new ones from the nine filed Wednesday. The lawsuits name Dr. Stanley and Sculpt Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery and allege that patients suffered physical and emotional injuries. Some patients claim they suffered disfigurement, painful scarring and nerve damage including one case in which a patient says she had a tummy tuck go wrong. She claims wounds didn't heal properly, leaving a painful, jagged scarring across her abdomen.
Omaha attorney James Martin Davis is representing 35 of the patients. He says consolidating the cases will make the process easier for everyone involved. “We are asking to combine all five into one so it will be one trial and 4, 5 victims that will testify. Saves a lot of money and court time.”
A representative of Dr. Stanley told 6 News last year that, “We believe Dr. Stanley and Sculpt Cosmetic Surgery provided excellent care to these patients. Through the court system, everyone at Sculpt Cosmetic Surgery will be vindicated."