First Coast News 12 On Your Side Reporter, Ken Amaro, did two stories after it was reported that four patients of Loren Clayman, M.D. filed suit against him alleging medical malpractice and misrepresentation that defective implants were the reason for failed surgeries.
In one story, he reported that Terrell Hogan received 160 calls from alleged victims after learning about the lawsuits. Since that time, the number of calls has reached more than 250. Attorney Chris Shakib said the four suits allege two different things: medical malpractice and deception, because when the women had complications from their surgeries, they were told they had a deflated implant, but Shakib said there was nothing wrong with the implants, and that’s where the deception lies.
Despite the flood of calls our firm received, it was reported that Dr. Loren Clayman has been in practice 39 years and that his professional license shows it is clear, active, and that there is no complaint history.
In a subsequent First Coast News story, one of Dr. Clayman’s patients, whom the firm also represents, came forward. The mother of two said that in 2010 she had breast implant surgery, wanting a C and ended up with an E. She went back for a second surgery because one breast was larger than the other and was told it was caused by a leaking implant. After going back for a third surgery due to pain in her left breast, she still has pain and cannot sleep on her left side.
The reporter also interviewed a second patient of Dr. Clayman’s, who said she’s had several procedures done by him in a 25 year period and never had a problem.
It was reported that in a statement, Dr. Clayman said the cases have no merit. Attorney Shakib said he is prepared to show there is substantial merit to the woman’s claim and the other cases, including others he will file. WJXT also reported on new developments in this story.