Earlier this year Omaha Magazine named Gerard J. Stanley Jr. one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the city.
But 15 women are now suing Stanley, the medical director at SCULPT Contemporary Cosmetic Surgery, for misrepresenting himself as a “board-certified” plastic and cosmetic surgeon. The lawsuits claim that Stanley “holds himself out to patients” as a qualified surgeon, despite allegedly not having completed the training for such board certification.
In the wake of the accusations, Stanley abruptly closed his practice for good last week.
Because of his alleged lack of training, the women claim he incorrectly performed cosmetic surgeries and procedures that left them excessively scarred, disfigured, and in pain.
Thomas Shomaker, a lawyer representing Stanley, told The Daily Beast that—despite what the lawsuits claim—his client is trained in cosmetic surgery and feels he treated the women correctly.
But Tom Gleason, a paralegal representing 14 of the women with the James Martin Davis Law Office, said the firm is still getting phone calls from new women coming forward about their alleged botched cosmetic surgeries.