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Nurse Sues Doctor Over Brazilian Butt Lift That Left Her Paralyzed

Published: November 20, 2017

PARALYZED Due to compressed nerves during a butt lift, Rolanda Hutton may never walk again.

An Oklahoma-based nurse recently filed a lawsuit against her Dallas-based plastic surgeon, claiming she will never walk again after a botched Brazilian butt lift.

Rolanda Hutton, 44, underwent the procedure in January "for a little enhancement," and not, as she maintains, "to be a video vixen." The procedure, led by Sameer Jejurikar, MD, of the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, involved transferring fat from other parts of Ms. Hutton's body into her buttocks. But during operation, Ms. Hutton alleges that Dr. Jejurikar over-injected into her gluteal muscles. The undesired result was excessive pressure from the added fat, which compressed Ms. Hutton's sciatic nerve. In the days of recovery afterward, she suffered neuropathy, kidney-function damage, permanent nerve damage and eventually paralysis from the waist down. She has supposedly been informed that she'll never walk again.

Ms. Hutton is now seeking $5 million in damages to cover all current and future healthcare costs, home and transport modifications, and the salary of 20+ future years as a nurse, which she can no longer earn.

Ms. Hutton claims when she began to experience and report debilitating post-operative weakness and numbness in her legs, as well as an inability to stand, Dr. Jejurikar and his staff did not respond appropriately and diagnosed her symptoms as temporary. Two two days passed before she was admitted to Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. Had Ms. Hutton been taken to the ER straightaway, she believes, the nerve damage could have been addressed and her paralysis prevented by decompression surgery.

Neither Dr. Jejurikar nor the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute could be reached for further comment.

Joe Madsen

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