Man claims that his eye was damaged during a medical procedure by the plastic surgeon, and then he was subjected to a coverup
Here’s one (alleged) plastic surgery disaster that Paul Nassif probably won’t be discussing on “Botched.”
Nassif, co-host of the E! reality series “Botched,” has been slapped with a lawsuit by a man who claims that the plastic surgeon performed a procedure that left him with a damaged eye.
In the lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Eric Klein says Nassif performed a rhinoplasty and septoplasty on him in November 2014, after Klein complained that he was having trouble breathing.
Unfortunately, the lawsuit claims, the procedure left him with a right eye that wasn’t closing properly, along with “unusual pain” and a pulling sensation.
Klein claims that he was told that the condition was probably due to swelling, but when his faulty eyelid only grew worse, Nassif referred him to colleagues who said it was likely due to past trauma.
In reality, Klein claims, the eyelid condition was due to the displacement of a tendon under his eye that occurred when his nasal bone was broken during the procedure.
Klein believes that Nassif’s colleagues were told to tell the patient that his condition was due to a prior trauma “in an effort to protect Dr. Nassif’s reputation.”
A spokeswoman for E! has not yet responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Alleging medical negligence, Klein is seeking unspecified damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.