Successful businesswoman Penny Johnson suffered serious nerve damage in a facelift operation which led to physical and psychological consequences as well as playing a part in her IT consultancy business going into administration.
The operation, which was carried out at Bupa Methley Park Hospital in Leeds now means Mrs Johnson’s face constantly contracts and causes permanent buzzing around her eye due to nerve damage.
The judge said that Mrs Johnson used to be a confident, happy and outstandingly successful women, and ruled that the negligence in surgery had caused serious physical and psychological consequences, resulting in the development of anxiety, depression and issues within her marriage.
The judge added that whilst the marriage survived, Mrs Johnson felt that she was no longer a wife to her husband and was a different person now.
“They no longer go out together as they used regularly to do, and have become detached from the close knit group of friends whose company they used to enjoy”. The judge said.
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