My New Blog

August 13th, 2010

Hello everyone – Welcome to my new blog, stop by and say hi……………..

33 Responses to “My New Blog”

  1. Stephanie says:

    Congrats on your new blog! :-)

  2. jim &cynthia richards says:

    Ms.Beverlinn Wonderful website ….So very informative….We have used it as a reference on a number of occasions… Thank you so much for this..

  3. Nicole says:

    I am so glad I googled Dr. Kagan and found this info on him! I live in Schaumburg and was wanting to get some work done, and someone actually recommended him! I’m soooo sorry for what you went thru, and I am going to stay very far away from this guy!

    • administrator says:

      Hi Nicole

      Thank you for taking the time to blog! I am so happy to hear that my site possibly saved another person from being harmed by the surgeon that has caused me so much pain.


  4. Candy says:

    Thank you for your website. I am so very sorry for all that you have gone through. I am considering contacting an attorney regarding my breast augmentation and stumbled onto your website. My situation is nothing in comparison to what you have been through. My prayers to you and your family and hopes that you can begin to heal, emotionally, mentally and physically.

    • admin says:

      Hello Candy

      I am so sorry that you have been injured as a result of bad surgery. Thank you so much for the kind words. I pray for you, as well. I hope that you do find justice. Best of luck to you. If I can be of any help to you please let me know.


  5. Redacted for Privacy says:

    Hi Shellie,

    Oh how I wish I would have found your website before my surgery!! Great site, so detailed and informative.

    I was diagnosed with breast cancer July 20XX. I was so terrified and all I could think of was “get these things off of me!!” I relied on my gyne for surgeon recommendations… unfortunately I was referred to Kagan.
    I should have run after my 1st consult. I’m 43 years old, just diagnosed with breast cancer, about to have my boobs permanently removed and all he would do is SMILE and tell me how great I was going to look. NO empathy!

    Well, not so much. He butchered me. Another doc did the bilateral mastectomy and Kagan did the placement of the skin expanders. A week after the surgery I knew something was wrong, the incisions were scabbed, oozing and turning black. He would squint at them and say how great they look! Ummm, NO!! They Don’t Look Great! Long story short, a few weeks later they kept getting worse and he kept saying how great they looked and the “scabs would fall off” (not scabs, necrosis), I went elsewhere and the doc was startled when he saw me and said “we need to fix that now!” 2 days later the new doc revised the incisions and 1 week later I was fully healed.

    I sent a letter to the Department of Professional Regulations (along with gory/graphic pictures). I don’t expect anything to come of it but I wanted my complaint on record.

    Oh, I also showed the pictures to my gyne and the general surgeon, they won’t be referring to Kagan anymore!

    • administrator says:

      Thank you for complimenting my site. It means so much to me that people find my website helpful. It is so very sad to hear from so many people harmed by bad doctors and bad lawyers.

      Don’t beat yourself up for returning to Kagan’s office. You were obviously going through so much when you first went to Kagan that you weren’t quite yourself. Had you not been under such stress and in your normal frame of mind you probably would have left and never returned. Hindsight is 20 20.

      I know exactly how you felt when Kagan is standing there telling you how good you look and you are sitting there knowing something is terribly wrong.

      I am so glad that you sent a letter to the Department of Professional Regulation. All we can hope for is that after getting enough complaints about a doctor that they will take action. I am in the process of adding more examples to my website of bad doctors getting away with harming patients.

      It is great that you let the referring doctors know what happened to you. All we can do is try to protect each other when these things happen. That is why I wrote this website.

      God bless you for trying to protect others while you are going through your own health issues. I hope that you are doing well.


      • sarah says:

        HI Shellie,

        My heart goes out to you…I had a terrible experience as well. I had a breast aug done in 06 with Dr. Horn in Chicago iL he suggested big implants to try to achieve somewhat of a lift without having a lift becuz i was so concerned about scars but he put such big implants in they wer sagging so i wanted to go smaller which did require a lift but was very concerned about the scarring. he told me not to worry the scars would be hidden under the fold of the breast tissue and the olny visable ones would be the lollipop scar . Day of surgery he was very brief and quick with me kind of made me nervous but i trusted him as he is a well known surgeon. Day after surgery removed the bandage only to find medical tape from one side of my breast all the way to my side and the other one was up toward my armpit. after tape fell off i was shocked and so upset i had not only been cut outside of the area i was told but it keloided and hurts so bad and is so noticable and the lift didn’t even hold! So now i had smaller breasts that are still sagging and horrible scars and at 24 i can’t even where a bathing suit. I went back furious with my husband and he appologized and said he would fix it for free and told me that it was my bodies fault my skin wouldnt hold the lift which is a crock of u know what as i later found out from REAL surgeons! So he said we need to make the implant smaller and take some of ur natural breast tissue out and then i will pull these scars in and it will look great! long story short after the third surgery he cut me even further out to my sides, i had and still have a breast burn on my right breast, and now i have small breast almost the same size i originally before surgery that i started with and have terrible scars that im now left with for the rest of my life! I talked him about how he ruined my body and i want him to pay for me to get it fixed by someone else he couldn’t even look at me told me to hold on a min as i was histerical walked out of the room and his manager stepped in and she is who ive been dealing with since he had no balls or compassion to even admit his negligence and at least offer to make it right(which it will never truely be right ever again) I’ve been to multiple docs who can’t believe what he did and told me how he had no reason to even cut me where there wasnt even any breast tissue to begin with and have spoke with some lawyers and regardless of the outcome im not gonna give up trying to bring him to justice because surgeons should not just be able to get away with these things while we are left to suffer the emotional, financial, and physical damages. It’s not right and people like me and you have to stand up for that this is our right to speek out about it and let it be known!

  6. emily says:

    your blog is so inspirational. i am very moved by your journey, and furious of the verdict. It is sad how something so blatantly wrong is not put to justice.. even in a country that prides itself on being fair. I am in the middle of finding a lawyer to represent me for a medical malpractice case. i underwent all natural breast augmentation and ended up with permanent cysts as well as a smaller breast size. i have seen many doctors who agree that negligence occurred, but do not want to testify. the doctor actually performed the procedure twice and they failed both times. the problem is, i live in texas where there is a 200,000 dollar cap on how much you can be rewarded, and because i didn’t die or get seriously injured i have not found a lawyer who is willing to represent me because the pay off is too little for them (which they have actually told me). i am thinking of filing pro se… but i am scared because i am not familiar with legal jargon and i do not understand the process at all. thoughts?

    • administrator says:

      I am so sorry to hear all that you are going through. As I talk about on my site, holding bad doctors responsible is very difficult, especially when it involves plastic surgery. If you were able to find other patients that have been harmed by this doctor it would be easier to find a lawyer to take the cases together. I have seen this happen a number of times. I have had lawyers contact me now and then, perhaps a lawyer may see your blog on my site. I cannot imagine filing a medical malpractice case Pro-se. The lawyers defending negligent doctors are the best of the best. In my experience they are unethical and will do anything to win. I hope that you find justice. Please feel free to contact me again if there is anything that I can do to help, or you just need some advice.

  7. peace says:

    Hi Shellie,
    Im so sorry for what you been through I hope things are much better for you and your family!I have a plastic surgery lawsuit going on now,includes ‘lack of consent’ also doctor did a revision that wasnt planned, and amazingly he lost all the records.I read everything you wrote about your suit.Anything you would have done differently,and do you have any advise?
    thank you

    • administrator says:

      I am always so sad to hear from another victim of surgery gone wrong.

      To answer your question, if I could go back in time I would have listened to my husband and my gut by not going forward with the trial at the time that we did. When you are going up against a doctor and his team of attorneys make sure that your case is fully prepared. If you feel that it isn’t do not go forward. You only have one chance to get justice.

      My advice to you is to stay strong and realize that this will likely be one of the most difficult things that you will ever go through. The doctor’s lawyers are going to be brutal to you and any person that is a witness on your behalf. They are going to say things to you and about you that are untrue. They will do their best to humiliate you and make it appear that the doctor did nothing wrong. That if there is anything wrong it is your fault, not the surgeon’s fault. Just remember that you are making a difference by holding this doctor responsible in having to defend his actions. By bringing this action you certainly could be sparing others from being harmed by your former surgeon. Be proud of yourself for that. You are not just sitting back and being a victim. I hear from people very often that tell me that they did not go to the surgeon that harmed me after reading my website. That is one of the reasons that I have spent 9 years in a legal battle to keep my website up.

      Best of luck to you and if I can help you in any way please let me know.

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  11. Dee says:

    Good for you!
    I am in the middle of a med mal law suit and it is really like being assaulted all over again. I too was given “free surgery” wrong body part surgery and botched medical device implant into my face. My lawyer is good but the whole process that lasts for years is brutal. I have completed my deposition. The Dr. who was either on drugs or insane, has just postponed his deposition. No Dr. gives you free surgery and his notes went missing when i asked for them only to have the dictation discovered after a real lawyer asked for them. He showed up at my deposition and I wanted to punch him in the face, but I controlled myself. If we can ever get these lawyers together and get the discover finished then we have to wait another 6 – 8 months for a trial. I really hope you keep fighting and keep posting about the crazy Dr who performed that extra procedure on you and used a different implant then the one discussed. Good for you and what you are doing. Thank You.

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  15. Donna Ricci says:

    Thank you for publishing your article and possibly saving someone else from heartache.
    I found your article while goggling Judge Lynn Egan. Several years ago while involved in a civil law suit, she did not even allow us the opportunity to defend, represent or speak before rendering her decision. She explained nothing. I found no justice in her courtroom.

    • administrator says:

      I am so sorry to hear from another person that found Judge Lynn Egan to be unjust. It is sad to not get a fair shake when you are before a judge. Going before that judge was by far the worst experience that I had ever had before a judge. We can only hope that she gets off the bench soon!

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  17. Jennifer says:

    Did you eventually consent and undergo surgery to receive the spinal cord stimulator for your pain? I am only curious because my mother has a continual pain disease, RSDS, and they have implanted two dorsal column stimulator s for both upper and lower limbs. I would like to talk to you more about your experience.

    • administrator says:

      After doing a great deal of research on the spinal cord stimulator I decided that it was not for me. How is your mother doing with her stimulators? I will email you privately.

  18. V says:

    Fantastic site. Plenty of useful information here. I’m sending it to some pals. And naturally, thanks for your sweat!

  19. TS says:

    Dear Shellie, I wish I would have read this before I took my wife to see Dr. Kagan. I respect your courage for doing this website. I realize how much you have been through. If you look at the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County you will see the list suing this guy. I know it’s a long road but seeing your courage we will never give up. We never want to see another person suffer like my wife has. He ruined her life and took away our intamacy in our relationship. He multilated my wife. We hope we can get her well one day so we can start the cosmetic surgery to make her feel like a women again and in her words, not a freak. Thank you for your inspiration and the best of luck to you.

    • administrator says:

      I am so sad when I hear from another person that has had the misfortune of Dr. Robert S. Kagan having operated on them. I too wish that you had found my site before the surgery was performed. I hope that you are able to hold Kagan accountable for what he has done to your wife. There are so many plastic surgeons out there that can and will help your wife to feel better about her body. The most important thing is to get her healthy again. I will keep your wife in my prayers.

  20. KS says:

    My mom was operated on by Dr. Kagan. She went in for a breast augmentation and ended up with uneven breasts that looked better before he operated on her. She was not able to sue him. I can’t help but wonder how many women have been harmed by this horrible surgeon and unable to sue him. Thank God for you and this website. I hope that people find this before it is too late and they go under the knife with him!

    I could not believe that Dr. Kagan is considered a top surgeon in a national magazine as stated on his website as I know he has been sued about a dozen times for malpractice (see below from his website):

    “When searching for a plastic surgeon, accept nothing but the best. Dr. Kagan has been selected as “One of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the Country” by U.S. News & World Report in conjunction with Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd, placing him among the top one percent of surgeons nationwide.”

    I searched the U.S. News & World Report for his name. It is not there. How can he put such a thing when it is not true?

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