UW Health plastic surgeon sued for placing oversized breast implants, sexual exploitation

UW Health plastic surgeon sued for placing oversized breast implants, sexual exploitation
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A plastic surgeon at UW Health Transformations in Madison is facing a lawsuit following allegations that he inappropriately treated a female patient from Wausau.

The lawsuit filed Friday in Dane County Court claims Dr. John W. Siebert purposefully inserted the wrong size breast implants in a patient, and was negligent in handling a number of complications that the patient had after a breast augmentation and “tummy tuck” surgery.

A UW-Health surgeon is facing a lawsuit for malpractice and sexual exploitation after he allegedly gave a woman larger breast implants than she ordered.

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The patient is claiming medical negligence and sexual exploitation by Siebert, as well as negligent hiring by UW Health.

Court documents indicate that Siebert had previously been investigated for an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a patient in the state of New York. The documents say Siebert was hired by UW Health after the New York medical board had withheld a suspension of Siebert’s medical license on the terms that Siebert had a chaperone while attending to a female patient.

The lawsuit, filed by Keri Anne Connaughty of Wausau, says she is a mother of three children and an “avid marathon runner, triathlete and boxer.” Connaughty says she came to UW Health Transformations after being “dissatisfied with the appearance of her abdomen and lateral thighs.”

According to court documents, Connaughty decided ultimately to have a tummy tuck and breast augmentation done by Siebert, selecting 225 to 250 cubic centimeter silicone breast implants. The lawsuit states the implant sizes were documented on her patient chart and confirmed by nursing staff.

Connaughty says after the surgery she found breast implant ID cards detailing that Siebert had implanted 350 and 375 cubic centimeter implants instead.

Following the surgery, Connaughty says she had a number of complications and needed to return to Siebert for care. When asked about the breast implant sizes, Connaughty says Siebert told her they were “larger because of the swelling.”

The lawsuit claims that while Siebert was treating Connaughty for complications, he called her “babe” and “sweetie,” and at one point rubbed her bare legs while she cried in his office.

A spokeswoman from UW Health did not have an immediate comment.

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