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Doctor Said to Inject Patient With Fake Botox

MIAMI (CN) - A Florida doctor injected a woman with counterfeit Botox and Restylane, causing "facial distortions, the inability to smile and pain," the patient claims in Miami-Dade County Court.

Janine Rivers says she went to Dr. Abdala Kalil for a facial peel and was injected "with what was falsely represented as Restylane and Botox."

Three weeks after the injections, she allegedly "began to experience adverse reactions at the sites on her face" where she injected, including swelling, lumps, scar tissue and disfigurement.

Rivers says she has been unable to seek effective treatment, "because one or all defendant have lost, misplaced, or destroyed all of (her) medical records from her April 2007 visit."

She claims the counterfeit drugs came from a foreign dealer who wasn't authorized to make or distribute Restylane and Botox.

Rivers demands actual damages from Kalil, Kalil Medical Products, South Beach Vitality Institute and 844 Alton Estates for medical negligence, battery, vicarious liability, and fraudulent and negligent misrepresentation. She also reserves the right to amend her complaint for punitive damages.

She is represented by David Jagolinzer with The Ferraro Law Firm P.A.

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