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Sunday 29 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
# Plastic Surgery
Woman wins millions in damages after plastic surgeon 'played God' with her life
Penny Johnson said she had been left with a permanent buzzing around her eye after nerve damage sustained in a botched facelift carried out in 2003.

A WOMAN IN the UK has won more than £6 million (€6.9 million) in damages against a plastic surgeon that she said “played God” with her life.

Le Roux Fourie was accused of carrying out “experimental surgery” on Penny Johnson, from Surrey, in 2003 and leaving the businesswoman with nerve damage following a facelift, BBC reports.

She said this eventually contributed to her financial and IT consultancy business going into administration.

Johnson said that she does not sleep, her face constantly contracts and that there is “a permanent buzzing around my eye which can be so intense that I can’t think about anything,” reports the Daily Mail.

Fourie admitted liability but denied that the surgery was experimental.

The judge at the High Court in London awarded Johnson just over €6m after she had asked for a proportion of the £54 million she said was her potential loss as a shareholder in Bishop Cavanagh which went under in 2009.