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Woman Unable To Close Eyes Now Suing N.J. Plastic Surgeon
CBS News ^ | 3/30/11 | Staff

Posted on 03/30/2011 10:51:43 AM PDT by MissTed

PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A jury has started deliberating the case of a woman who says she can’t close her eyes, even when she sleeps.

She’s blaming an eyelid procedure gone badly, reports CBS 2’s Christine Sloan.

Marilyn Leisz showed Sloan her dilemma.

“That’s how it is when I sleep. That’s how it is 24-7, 365 days a year,” Leisz said.

Leisz said she went to a Bergen County plastic surgeon to correct bumps on her eyelids from a cosmetic procedure performed by another doctor — and now she can’t fully close her eyes.

PHOTOS: Celebrity Plastic Surgery Gone Bad

“I can close my eyes like this, but to blink I really have to really squeeze my eyes to … fully close my eyes,” Leisz said.

The married mother of two from Bloomingdale was in court Tuesday suing Dr. Paul Parker for negligence. During a break, Sloan asked Dr. Parker and his attorney for comment. They both declined.

But in court, his attorney told the jury Leisz was warned of the risks and that she never complained after the 2005 eyelid surgery called a blepharoplasty.

“This patient was given information about those risks,” the attorney said.

Leisz disagrees. Her attorney played the opinion of another doctor who said she wasn’t a good candidate for this surgery because she had had too many other procedures.

“He should have been honest with me and told me I was not a candidate and suggested other options for me,” Leisz said.

Leisz said she has to use gel at night and a vaporizer so she doesn’t scratch her eyes. She also says she’s losing her vision and lives in fear of injuring her eyes.

“All the favorite things I used to, like tennis, racquetball, swimming, horseback riding, bike riding, skeet shooting, gardening, I can’t do those things,” Leisz said.

Leisz admitted to having multiple other procedures before going to Dr. Parker, but said she may be able to correct the problem but she’s afraid to go under the knife.

Leisz is asking the jury, which started deliberations, for an unspecified amount of money. The will be back in court Wednesday.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
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Egads! Gives me the heebie-jeebies just thinking about it!
1 posted on 03/30/2011 10:51:44 AM PDT by MissTed
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To: MissTed
I guess it could be worse


2 posted on 03/30/2011 10:54:42 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: MissTed

I don’t really understand why anyone except someone who’s seriously disfigured would get facial plastic surgery. Even when it’s done correctly, it never looks that good and the risks of something going wrong just seem too high.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 10:55:28 AM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: MissTed
This her?


4 posted on 03/30/2011 10:55:42 AM PDT by petercooper (Purge the RINO's.)
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To: MissTed

There oughta be a law.

5 posted on 03/30/2011 10:57:37 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MissTed

Marysol’s mother Elsa on the Housewives of Miami is another catastrophe. She can’t even talk.


6 posted on 03/30/2011 10:59:54 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: MissTed
Leisz admitted to having multiple other procedures before going to Dr. Parker, but said she may be able to correct the problem but she’s afraid to go under the knife.

How many "multiple other procedures"? And just now she's afraid to go under the knife. How many times have these procedures gone wrong. She played the odds and lost. Sorry, but she should have left well enough alone.

7 posted on 03/30/2011 11:01:12 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: MissTed
Future rat Speaker of the House in training.
8 posted on 03/30/2011 11:02:20 AM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: skeeter

Now that scared me!!! Great time of day what is wrong with these women? Do they hate themselves that much?


9 posted on 03/30/2011 11:04:01 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: MissTed
Looks like she won.
 

Bloomingdale woman awarded $115000 in eyelid malpractice suit
40 minutes ago
... from the accepted standard of care in performing the surgery – called a blepharoplasty – on Marilyn Leisz's eyelids and that this caused her injury. ...
NorthJersey.com - 5 related articles
 
No real surprise. Although she DOES look suprised.


10 posted on 03/30/2011 11:04:27 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: MissTed

I had LASIK performed in Turkey. When they blade started to slice my cornea, I let out a yelp. The doc stopped, spoke to his assistance, and then apologized to me. Told me they forgot to put the numbing drops in, and since he already began cutting, couldn’t stop. You can imagine how bad that hurt.


11 posted on 03/30/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT by An American in Turkiye
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To: MissTed

It’s like an Edgar Allan Poe story ...


12 posted on 03/30/2011 11:06:44 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: An American in Turkiye

Oh Man... It had to be tough keeping still.


13 posted on 03/30/2011 11:07:08 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Responsibility2nd

“This is a woman who had 10 or more plastic surgeries. She certainly knew there were risks. The extremely modest judgment shows that the jury thought Dr. Parker was competent, too.”

http://www.northjersey.com/news/033011_Bloomingdale_woman_awarded_115000_in_eyelid_malpractice_suit.html

She kept rolling the dice. Pretty soon - she had to know - that she would come up with snake-eyes (pardon the pun)

I think $115,000 is very generous. I’d given her something. But not that much.


14 posted on 03/30/2011 11:07:36 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: mardi59

I take it you don’t find the doe-eyed innocent look attractive.


15 posted on 03/30/2011 11:08:36 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Responsibility2nd
After attorney's fees, it won't be that much. Poster child for vanity.
16 posted on 03/30/2011 11:09:58 AM PDT by MissTed ( Since beginning the gin and tonic diet, I've already lost two days!)
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To: skeeter

17 posted on 03/30/2011 11:11:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: An American in Turkiye
I had LASIK performed in Turkey. When they blade started to slice my cornea, I let out a yelp. The doc stopped, spoke to his assistance, and then apologized to me. Told me they forgot to put the numbing drops in, and since he already began cutting, couldn’t stop. You can imagine how bad that hurt.

What was the outcome? I have complications from Lasik. They have lifted and scraped my eyes eight additional times. Just call me one eyed Jack.

18 posted on 03/30/2011 11:11:40 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Winning 24/7, Tiger's blood)
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To: MissTed

Bloomingdale woman awarded $115,000 in eyelid malpractice suit

A jury awarded a Bloomingdale woman $115,000 Wednesday in her medical malpractice suit against a Paramus surgeon who performed cosmetic surgery that left her unable to shut her eyes or blink.

It was a mixed decision, as jurors found that Dr. Paul Parker did deviate from the accepted standard of care in performing the surgery – called a blepharoplasty – on Marilyn Leisz’s eyelids and that this caused her injury. The panel, however, rejected Leisz’s other civil allegation that she was not fully advised as to the risk of incomplete eye closure as a possible consequence that comes with undergoing a blepharoplasty.

http://www.northjersey.com/news/033011_Bloomingdale_woman_awarded_115000_in_eyelid_malpractice_suit.html


19 posted on 03/30/2011 11:12:56 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: dfwgator

20 posted on 03/30/2011 11:12:58 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

LOL Doe-eyed is one thing, crazed maniac is another.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 11:13:51 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: petercooper

Where else but in America can you be born a poor black boy and die a rich white woman?


22 posted on 03/30/2011 11:14:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: petercooper

Where else but in America can you be born a poor black boy and die a rich white woman?


23 posted on 03/30/2011 11:14:13 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: MissTed

24 posted on 03/30/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Responsibility2nd
I really don't have a caption or comment to post with this picture. But I did want to post this as it seems germaine to this thread.
 



25 posted on 03/30/2011 11:14:34 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: MissTed

26 posted on 03/30/2011 11:15:28 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: MissTed
She’s blaming an eyelid procedure gone badly,

No, it's gone "bad" NOT "badly". Intransitive verbs of state or being take the predicative nominative. Only hire Catholic school graduates as copy editors.

27 posted on 03/30/2011 11:16:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: MissTed

I had a similar—if not identical—operation; I see one of the posters referred to it as a “blepharoplasty” but I don’t recall it being called that. Anyhow, I went to a highly-recommended surgeon who specialized in such operations. The operation was a bit scary since it has to be done when you are awake to gradually cut just enough skin over your eyes but the outcome was great. I look much more awake and I can actually see the visor in my car as I drive along.

If you want this done and it is often covered by insurance, be sure you do some investigation on the surgeon first. Most important. Otherwise, you may end up like this lady.


28 posted on 03/30/2011 11:17:49 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: dfwgator

Discounting everything else I know about that power hungry globalist, that picture alone disqualifies him from the White House.


29 posted on 03/30/2011 11:18:00 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: kcvl; Lazamataz

 
 
Laz, ol' buddy. When you hit it - do they always close their eyes?
 
Well now. Your problems are over.


30 posted on 03/30/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

31 posted on 03/30/2011 11:20:32 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: dfwgator

32 posted on 03/30/2011 11:21:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'd tear my eyes out.


33 posted on 03/30/2011 11:22:43 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: MissTed
Photobucket
34 posted on 03/30/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Gena Bukin
I don’t really understand why anyone except someone who’s seriously disfigured would get facial plastic surgery. Even when it’s done correctly, it never looks that good and the risks of something going wrong just seem too high.

Ma'am, in my case it wasn't done for egotistical reasons. After undergoing required tests that proved that I did not see nearly as well as I could, the operation was done (see my post above).

And you're wrong about it "never looks good." My outcome and that of others operated on by this surgeon were very, very good. And since she operated very slowly and checked each time she trimmed out a little eyelid it is highly doubtful that she would take too much and give the patient a "staring look."

35 posted on 03/30/2011 11:26:52 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: MissTed
Photobucket
36 posted on 03/30/2011 11:29:58 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MissTed
No thread about crazy eyes is complete without a picture of the runaway bride:

Jennifer Wilbanks

37 posted on 03/30/2011 11:30:26 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: dfwgator

LOL! Luv it. You go boy!

As most know I dumped Obama Tv but I listen to Hannity on the radio once in a blue moon. This serial adulterer mentions “callista” name in every interview at least 3 times.

What is the saying - “no fool like an old fool.” Considering she is like 40 years younger than him - she is not aging too well.


38 posted on 03/30/2011 11:33:16 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: dfwgator

Now THERE’S a “dear in the headlights” look for ya!

Is that Newt’s squeeze? Or some “other woman”?


39 posted on 03/30/2011 11:36:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: kcvl

Trying to look youthful at all costs. They almost always have a bottled water. Too bad these docs to not have a database of freaks and problem patients. She was a serial plastic surgery nit wit.


40 posted on 03/30/2011 11:37:04 AM PDT by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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To: Gena Bukin

Vanity, I suppose. Maybe the people that go under the knife over and over again are simply unable to cope with the fact they are getting older. I don’t know what kind of mirrors they own, ‘cause they don’t look better with plastic surgery(reconstructive surgeries notwithstanding), they just look like they’ve had work done.


41 posted on 03/30/2011 11:37:11 AM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Yeah, what he said. It’s “Girls Gone Wild” not “Wildly”


42 posted on 03/30/2011 11:45:44 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: Nervous Tick

That is Callista, his wife.


43 posted on 03/30/2011 11:47:07 AM PDT by 12Gauge687 (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice)
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To: MissTed
Did I win the crazy bugeye contest here?
44 posted on 03/30/2011 11:55:06 AM PDT by theymakemesick ( islam - inspired by Satan www.prophetofdoom.net)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Is that you, Sister Mary Edwards?


45 posted on 03/30/2011 12:01:34 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Hold out your knuckles, sonny.


46 posted on 03/30/2011 12:02:48 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I hate when things go sourly or look finely or sound beautifully. Doncha?


47 posted on 03/30/2011 12:04:14 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
It's funny, but I never saw a nun strike a child in the classroom. Our nuns were much more “Lillies of the Field” than the coarse caricatures I see in the atheist media. I qualified it by “in the classroom” because our Principal and Mother Superior could cuff you in a minute if you “disrespected” her. Much less the BVM or her Son.
48 posted on 03/30/2011 12:08:46 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Somewhere in Kenya a village is missing its idiot)
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To: MissTed

49 posted on 03/30/2011 12:11:16 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Absolutely. It’s should be a crime to do those things. :)


50 posted on 03/30/2011 12:14:39 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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