A young woman has been forced to have both of her legs amputated below the knee after undergoing a nose job at a Turkish plastic surgery clinic.
Sevinc Ceklik was 25-years-old when she signed up to have nose reduction surgery at a private hospital in Istanbul.
After the two-hour operation on May 2, 2014, she appeared well and was sent home where she developed a fever.
The hospital insisted that she was well, even when she went back to see them a week later to have the cast removed.
They told her the symptoms were normal, according to local media.
However, her condition continued to worsen in the following days despite the doctors’ assurances.
Her brother, whose name has not been disclosed, said Sevinc was unable to eat as she constantly felt sick, and when her legs turned black she was hospitalised in a critical condition.
Emergency doctors diagnosed her with blood poisoning and on June 9 they told her family they had no choice but to remove her legs if they were to save her life.
Sevinc has since filed a complaint and is seeking compensation of AUD$177,399.
Hospital staff said they are not to blame and said the blood poisoning was from eating chicken two weeks after the surgery and shortly before she was hospitalised.
The court has requested expert reports and a decision will be made in April next year.
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