Shellie’s Medical Malpractice Nightmare

and her

Fight for Freedom of Speech

Surgery Day

breast implants in surgeon's hands

I was taken to the hospital on the day of surgery by my good friend, who also was an orthopedic surgery resident.

I arrived at the hospital, checked in, and signed the consent for the Removal bilateral breast implants, Replacing bilateral saline implants: which is surgery to remove and replace my breast implants.

I was anxious to the point that I thought about canceling and leaving the hospital. My friend decided to stay with me until they took me into the operating room. The nurse gave me some medication to relax me. My scheduled surgery time passed, and the nurse said we were just waiting for Dr. Robert S. Kagan to arrive. My friend said that I was talking without making any sense and falling asleep. It was getting late, so with no sign of Dr. Kagan, my friend decided to leave because he needed to get to work.

After an hour and forty-five minutes had passed Robert S. Kagan arrived, I was very groggy, but I remember him being in his street clothes while talking to me in the holding area. The next thing I remember is waking up in the recovery room and my friend picking me up a short time later. I was in a great deal of pain. The surgery took a total of four hours and fifteen minutes.