PITTSBURGH – An Ohio woman claims in a lawsuit that a Pennsylvania plastic surgeon used the wrong kind of breast implants on her, then kept her knocked out longer than necessary and continued with the botched operation on the advice of her fiance.
Brittany Daly, of Steubenville, Ohio, filed the lawsuit Friday in Pittsburgh against Dr. Beverly Carl over the April 2008 surgery. She is seeking $300,000 in damages to have the surgery corrected and for physical and emotional discomfort.
Daly contends she decided on silicone implants on Carl's advice because she was told they were more durable and less likely to ripple or deflate than saline. But Carl's office had only saline implants available at the time of the surgery, the lawsuit said.
The woman, who was 23 at the time, was left under anesthesia for at least two hours as the doctor tried to, "in her own words, 'unravel this mistake,"' the lawsuit says.
Daly claims that the doctor kept her under while she told Daly's fiance, whom she has since married, about the mistake. Under pressure to provide an immediate response, Sean Daly told the surgeon to go ahead, the lawsuit said, even though her treatment plan didn't empower him to make such decisions.
The doctor did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.
The lawsuit accuses Carl of medical battery, medical malpractice, intentional infliction of emotional distress and false imprisonment for allegedly keeping Daly unconscious longer than necessary while trying to resolve the problem.
Carl allegedly refunded $1,050 to Daly, apologized and tried to persuade her that saline implants were a superior option, according to the lawsuit.