The Supreme Court of Virginia has upheld a verdict rendered by a Virginia Beach plastic surgeon after a woman died in 2008 following "mommy makeover" surgery.
The mother of four children had gotten a breast lift and augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck because she wanted to make herself more attractive by undergoing surgery with Virginia Beach plastic surgeon Matthew A. Galumbeck.
In the Supreme Court, Galumbeck argued that a juror had become too friendly with an expert; that he had not been paid for the surgery and that a call that had allegedly been made to his office the following day to report ungoing breathing problem symptoms could not have been made.
The Court rejected some arguments and ruled that others had been waived or not properly preserved at trial.
More details about the Supreme Court decision in this "mommy makeover" operation are here.