Sally Gleeson, Partner and medical negligence expert in our Sydney office appeared in the Daily Telegraph today. Original article below, written by Janet Fife-Yeomans.
Hundreds of women who had “one size fits all” boob jobs at a chain of scandal-plagued cosmetic clinics have been abandoned by medical insurers who have pulled their insurance cover.
The lawyer for the almost 1000 women involved in the country’s first class action against the booming cosmetic surgery industry said all patients should be able to go to health practitioners and clinics knowing that they are covered by medical malpractice insurance.
“This is a gross injustice. The insurers have virtually pulled the plug,” Turner Freeman partner Sally Gleeson said yesterday.
“All my clients are really distressed.”
The Cosmetic Institute clinics have been accused in the lawsuit of being run like a “fast food franchise” allegedly giving the women the same type of implants in identical operations regardless of their size or breast shape. Many of the women were able to pay the operation off at $5 a day.
Two of the women, Amy Rickhuss and a 42-year-old, were rushed to hospital after they had to be resuscitated on the operating table.
Both Allied World Insurance and Newline Australia Insurance did not return requests for comment.
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