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|Militzok & Associates files class action lawsuit against Monroe County dermatologist for using non-FDA approved cosmetic injectables
MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA – [March 9, 2023] – Militzok & Associates, P.A., a leading law firm practicing in consumer protection cases, has filed a class action lawsuit against a Monroe County dermatologist for allegedly using non-FDA approved cosmetic injectables on patients without their knowledge or consent.
The lawsuit, filed March 8, 2023 in Monroe County Circuit Court against Doctor’s Spa at Duval Square, Inc. and Dr. Adrienne Curran, M.D., under case number 23-CA-000148-K, seeks damages on behalf of all patients who received the injections between March 9, 2019, and September 15, 2022. The lawsuit claims that the dermatologist substituted non-FDA approved cosmetic injectables, which were not approved for use in the United States, into patients without their knowledge or consent.
According to Brian Militzok, lead attorney for the plaintiffs, the dermatologist’s alleged conduct was unethical and violated the standard of care owed to patients. “Our clients trusted this dermatologist to provide safe and effective treatments. Instead, they were injected with non-FDA approved substances at inflated prices and which could have caused lasting harm. We intend to hold this dermatologist accountable for her actions.”
The lawsuit claims that the dermatologist failed to inform patients that they were receiving non-FDA approved injectables in place of name brand injectables the patients believed they were paying for including: Botox, Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Volume, Restylane with lidocaine, Restylane Define, Belotero with lidocaine and/or Sculptra and failed to obtain their informed consent of the substitution.
The class action seeks damages for the cost of the treatment paid by the patients for these treatments. The law firm is calling on other patients who received injections from the dermatologist during the specified time period to come forward and join the class action.
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For more information on the lawsuit, please contact Militzok & Associates, P.A. at 954-987-0080 or visit www.malawfl.com.
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