48-Year-Old Woman Blinded In One Eye from Cosmetic Filler Injection; Settled for $425,000
A 48-year-old woman who had previously undergone a brow lift and injections of a cosmetic filled called Radiesse in her bilateral temples underwent the subsequent injection of Judviderm, also in the temple areas. As the result of the build up of scar tissue from the prior Radiesse injections, the plastic surgeon had difficulty injecting the Juviderm. Excessive pressure exterted during the injection caused the Juviderm to betravel into the arterial system of the retina, resulting in blindness in that eye. The case resolved for $425,000.