Omaha, NE (KMTV) - More than a half-dozen former patients say they're living with deformities and scars at the hands of a west Omaha doctor.
Seven women have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against Dr. Gerard Stanley, owner of Sculpt Cosmetic Surgery. James Martin Davis filed the civil suits on behalf of the women in Douglas County District Court.
The women say they went in for liposuction, buttocks lifts, breast augmentations, and eye lifts within the last 2 years. They claim the doctor left them scarred and in pain, some with irreparable damage.
“We’ve sent them to other doctors and some doctors with respect to one of the ladies says it’s going to cost $20,000 to repair the damage done by the first physician,” Davis explained. “They say well in this case we can help this lady and it’s going to cost ‘X’ number of dollars but in these two cases we can’t help them at all. It’s beyond remedy. It’s beyond any corrective procedures.”
The lawsuit claims Stanley is only certified to practice family medicine, and doesn't have the numerous years of surgical residency to perform cosmetic procedures. Davis' experts say he shouldn't have performed the surgeries, and when he did he did them wrong.
Stanley is certified for family medicine with the American Board of Medical Specialty but not for plastic surgery.
"They all assumed based on his training, education, and experience that he was qualified to perform these invasive surgical procedures and obviously he wasn't because he is only a family practice doctor. He has no training, education, or experience in general surgery," Davis said.
It is not illegal to perform surgeries if not certified but Davis says it is deceptive to act like a board certified plastic surgeon.
3 News Now tried to speak with Dr. Stanley at his office on Tuesday but was told to speak to his attorney.