$2.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement against dermatologist who caused permanent scarring and facial disfigurement while performing CO2 laser resurfacing procedure

Sep 05 2017

The patient presented to Dr. Murad Alam and the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation Dermatology Clinic for a consultation for a history of wrinkles and sun damage around her mouth. It was alleged the defendant caused full-thickness, third-degree burns to the area around the patient’s mouth during the negligent performance of a CO2 laser resurfacing procedure. The plaintiff required several surgical procedures, including skin grafting, following the laser resurfacing and continues to suffer from scarring around her mouth. The defendants agreed to pay $2.5 Million to settle the case on the first day of trial after several years of litigation.