Real Housewives of Orange County star Dr. Jen Armstrong showed up to court to fight accusations her work caused a patient’s face to become disfigured.
According to court documents obtained by Radar, the Bravo newbie’s lawyer is demanding a trial in the case brought by a woman named Judy Hecht.
The filing means Armstrong is ready to fight the case and has no plans to settle.
As we first reported, on March 30, 2021, Hecht filed a civil lawsuit against Armstrong and her business Advanced Skincare Medical Center.
Hecht explained she sought out Armstrong because she touted herself as a specialist in cosmetic dermatology.
In her suit, Hecht accuses Armstrong of medical assault & battery. The lawsuit says Hecht started going to the doctor in October 2019 for filler in her face.
A couple of weeks later, Hecht went back to the office for an Exilis facial rejuvenation treatment around her eyes and cheeks. The procedure was meant to tighten her skin. However, she claims the procedure caused the original fillers to melt in her face.
“As a result of the manner and method by which Defendants performed the Exilis treatment her previously injected fillers below the surface of her skin melted causing issues that needed correction and deformity in her face,” the suit read.
Hecht said Armstrong told her to come back again to add more filler. However, the injections caused Hecht’s face to look “puffy and fat with her checks sticking out toward her head and ears and the contour of her face being dramatically uneven.”
Hecht claims Armstrong continued treating her but her face kept looking worse. She eventually found another doctor who agreed to work on her face.
In court docs, the woman accuses Armstrong of refusing to pay her back a dime.
Hecht claims she has been, “injured and disfigured, suffered multiple injuries, pain and mental anguish was compelled to seek medical care, incurred expenses and was permanently injured and disabled.” She is seeking unspecified damages.
As we first reported, Armstrong is dealing a ton of legal drama at the moment. She is being sued by another former patient who accuses her of letting an unlicensed doctor work on her face. Armstrong is also suing a former employee claiming she stole from the company.