Plastic Surgeon May Pay for Sharing Patient's Pics

Jeff D. Gorman reports:

A woman whose plastic surgeon gave her before-and-after photos to a television news reporter may have a case for negligence, a Utah appeals court ruled.

Dr. Renato Saltz performed surgery on Conilyn Judge’s breasts and torso in 2006. Two years later, a reporter contacted Saltz for a story on how to select a plastic surgeon properly.

Judge was happy with the results of the surgery so she agreed when Saltz suggested the reporter interview her.

The reporter asked for before-and-after photos of Judge and other patients, which Saltz’s office manager provided. Judge’s photos did not show her face, but they did depict her naked body from her neck to her thigh.

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