Coral Gables attorneys are buffing their fingernails in anticipation of suits which will be tailored from yesterday's death of a young woman seeking to exchange a smaller waist for a bigger bottom at a discount South Florida cosmetic surgery center. There are mitigating factors in the case which are bound to weaken the argument that the patient willingly signed her waiver of claim against the possible risks, including death, in undergoing a voluntary cosmetic procedure.
The proposed surgery was an excavation of belly fat which (having no business being there) would be artistically remolded by a medically degreed ass-artist and applied to the gluteus where Nature seemed to have forgotten the succulence of a more enticing popo. On the defense side will be numerous Barbie exhibits to establish the soundness of the surgical plan to reconstruct a young healthy body from its state where Nature's mold had clearly erred. Case will demonstrate the same sane principles of Plastic Surgery used to create The Barbie are most appropriate for today's humans.
Plaintiff's case however, has two pre-existing strikes against the surgeon, plus a previous death in the same franchise of clinics. A vigorous strategy to establish malpractice will have to be constructed if plaintiff attorneys, who up to the death of their new client had nothing to do with any of it, are to be paid their idea of a sufficiently lucrative sum.
Heirs to the estate of the deceased should be cautioned to not pay out any death benefits they receive directly to laywers who will have their eye on using those funds to construct elaborate enchancements which they say could improve the ultimate outcome. The estate may lose the entire benefit which will have been paid to cover nebulous expenses of the firm.
Prediction: Case settles with 50/50 liability assessed. Chances are, both insurance companies financed the clinical franchise as spin-offs of the same entity which ultimately pays each "competing" law firm their just due.