More than thirty-five medical malpractice cases against Dr. Gerard Stanley and Sculpt Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery will be heard in Douglas County District Court, Omaha, Nebraska. Plaintiffs are charging him with medical malpractice alleging physical and emotional injuries which include disfigurement, painful scarring and nerve damage. One former patient states that her unsuccessful tummy tuck surgery resulted in a wound that didn’t heal properly and left a painful and jagged scar across her abdomen.
Dr. Stanley’s former patients say he presented himself as a board-certified surgeon qualified to perform cosmetic and plastic surgery. His website claimed he was accredited and had done a residency in plastic surgery which was not true. Although he performed liposuction, breast augmentation, and butt and eye lifts from 2015-2017, he was board-certified in family medicine and not board-certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. or the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. The ABPS describes board certification as “completion and approval of a prescribed set of education and training requirements in a specialty of medicine beyond the minimum requirements for medical licensure, and passage of examinations that test the fund of knowledge in that specialty.” The effective expiration date of Dr. Stanley’s Nebraska Medical License was 10 / 26 / 2018.
To be certified by the plastic surgery board, physicians must complete at least six years of surgical training after medical school, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery residency training. Another option allows for five years of training in a surgical field such as ear, nose and throat or general surgery followed by three years of training in plastic surgery.
Litigation against plastic surgeons commonly involves allegations of incorrect surgical technique and undesirable cosmetic outcomes. In this case, Dr. Stanley presented himself as a board-certified plastic surgeon and board-certified cosmetic surgeon. In reality, he was a board-certified family practitioner doing cosmetic surgery. Thirty-five medical malpractice plaintiffs have now come forward alleging medical malpractice.
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