Dr. Lenny Hochstein’s lawyer is earning his hourly rate.
The Miami-based plastic surgeon, known as the “Boob God,” has been slapped with yet another medical malpractice lawsuit, Page Six can exclusively reveal.
Married couple Zaydee and Juan Hernandez are suing Hochstein for $30,000. They claim Hochstein mistreated Zaydee’s breast implants and forced her to undergo four surgeries, allegedly leaving her with infections each time, according to the lawsuit, obtained by Page Six.
Due to Hochstein’s lack of treatment – save for prescribing mild antibiotic Cipro – Zaydee was allegedly left with “horrific scarring and no breasts” after he had to remove her implants.
Zaydee subsequently went to her primary care physician who ordered her more antibiotics. However, she ultimately ended up at the ER and underwent an MRI that showed “clear inflammatory changes consistent with an infection,” the documents state. Zaydee required an IV to clear the infection.
The couple’s lawsuit claims Hochstein, 55, failed to “perform proper surgeries,” “secure proper and timely culturing,” “order the proper antibiotic coverage” and “order an infectious diseases consult,” all of which allegedly caused the patient to suffer injuries and suffer “mental anguish, psychological injury, embarrassment, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life” and more.
As for Juan, he claims he will “suffer loss of his wife’s services, support, comfort, society and attention.”
This is the “Real Housewives of Miami” star’s fifth malpractice suit. Page Six previously reported he allegedly left patient Maylen Ortega with necrosis and sepsis, though he denied any wrongdoing.
“There was no malpractice,” Hochstein told us in a statement at the time. “This case has no merit based upon the patient’s noncompliance with clear and direct physician orders.”
A case management filing has been submitted that brings Ortega’s case through 2023.
Hochstein, who recently confirmed to Page Six that he’s divorcing wife Lisa, was also sued in August 2021 by a patient named Jennifer Geci, who claimed he left her with “altered and deformed genitalia.”
A woman named Luz Del Alba also sued Hochstein in June 2021 over her thigh and arm lift that allegedly left her with “large open wounds” and “significant limitation” of the range of motion in her arms, while another woman named Christine Wilson went after him in 2019 for “pain and suffering” from her procedures.
Hochstein denied Wilson’s allegations in a statement and instead shifted the blame to his surgical assistant.
“In 2017, I interviewed a surgical assistant to possibly hire for my practice. As part of the interview process, he was asked to perform skin closure,” he explained. “Ultimately, I decided against hiring him, but the needle left in Ms. Wilson is strictly due to his negligence.”
Regarding Geci’s complaint, Hochstein added, “I take the other allegations seriously and look forward to my day in court so that I can clear my reputation.”
He has also denied Del Alba’s claims and vowed to “prevail” against her.