"Botched" star Terry Dubrow is being sued by a Texas woman who claims she nearly died as result of a buttock lift he gave her last year. The ex-patient is asking for $10 million.
The woman, Sandy Scoggins, went under the knife in July 2019. Afterward, the said she suffered from infections, unbearable pain and permanent disability, according to her lawsuit, which was obtained by TMZ. Her legal team has claimed that Terry was negligent in his procedure, even alleged that he left "a mesh-like material" inside the woman because he was rushing to get back to the "Botched" set.
Sources close to the realty TV doctor said Terry never uses mesh during his procedures, so if that was found inside the woman, it wasn't from him.
The woman claims in her legal paperwork that she initially sought Terry's expertise in California to help with loose skin and cellulite on her legs. Following the surgery, she insisted that things went south immediately.
In the lawsuit, she says she tried to sit up in the bed after the surgery and two of her incisions broke open. One of her incisions continued to get worse over the next week and a wound got infected, she alleged. She also she developed a serious fever and had swelling in her abdomen. Terry, she argues, was nowhere to be found during her post-operation process.
The woman contends that her recovery at home in Texas as difficult, too.
Just last week, Terry, the husband of former "Real Housewives of Orange County" star Heather Dubrow, said this same woman was trying to extort him out of $5 million, indicating she threatened him with a federal lawsuit, via a 901-page letter, and was adamant about reporting him to the medical board unless he paid up.
Terry has already said he's willing to fight the allegations in arbitration, reports state. The woman named Terry, E! and others involved in her surgery in the lawsuit.