Medical malpractice suits filed against Omaha doctor, cosmetic surgery clinic
The lawsuits, filed last week, allege that the women suffered scarring, disfigurement and pain as a result of the actions of Dr. Gerard J. Stanley Jr. and Sculpt Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery in Omaha.
Omaha attorney James Martin Davis, who is representing the seven women and two spouses, said the women all thought Stanley was a plastic surgeon. They underwent procedures in his office including breast lifts, tummy tucks and an eyebrow lift.
A staff member at Stanley’s clinic referred a call for comment to his attorney, Mark Novotny of Omaha.
“We believe Dr. Stanley and Sculpt Cosmetic Surgery provided excellent care to these patients. Through the court system, everyone at Sculpt Cosmetic Surgery will be vindicated,” Novotny said in a statement.
In April 2014, he agreed to ensure that people working under his supervision work only within the scope of their practice and that they have the appropriate licensure required for duties.
The agreement came in response to an allegation that Stanley allowed unlicensed individuals to perform facials and chemical peels without a valid Nebraska license to practice aesthetics or cosmetology.