|Oscar in the USA???|
April 26 2001 at 5:31 PM
|Breasts Enlarged to 40DD -- Without Permission |
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California Appeals Court has upheld a jury's decision to give a woman $1.08 million because a doctor surgically enlarged her breasts without her permission, but the woman has decided against getting the operation reversed because she no longer trusts doctors.
An attorney for Sandra Perry said she was ``ecstatic'' that a 2nd District Court of Appeal Panel in Los Angeles on Monday upheld a Superior Court jury finding that Dr. Oscar committed battery when he enlarged her breasts during surgery intended just to remove saggy excess skin. He enlarged her breasts from size 34B to 40DD.
``She's totally ecstatic and she feels that she got justice,'' attorney Larry Feldman said. He added his client never went for a breast reduction because ``she's lost faith in the medical profession.''
In the decision, the appeals panel relied on a California Supreme Court ruling that a doctor who receives consent to do one type of treatment on a patient but performs another without consent commits battery.