(Scroll down for video) A woman is traumatized after a botched plastic surgery left her unable to close her eyes, a court in New Jersey has heard.
Marilyn Leisz sued Dr. Paul Parker, a cosmetic surgeon in Paramus. The jury awarded her $115,000 - an amount Leisz called "a joke." She expects at least $500,000 and is not happy with the award.
Since the surgery, Leisz cannot fully close her eyes. She uses steroid drops and creams to lubricate her eyes, and uses a mask on her face at night to prevent scratching of the cornea. Leisz is also at risk for glaucoma and potentially going blind because of overexposure of the eyes.
The woman has tried to reverse the botched surgery with more surgery, but all efforts were unsuccessful. Her life has changed dramatically. She is unable to swim, garden, play tennis and do other things normal people can do.