Nose Job Nightmare: Man Sues After 24 Surgeries

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Beyond accusing Cuzalina of medical malpractice, Thakkar claims the doctor prescribed an "excessive amount of medication," including the sleep-aid Ambien and the painkiller oxycodone, despite, according to Thakkar, having acknowledged his suicidal thoughts.

"I reach one conclusion from that," lawyer Bourdreaux said. "If he goes away, then there's no lawsuit."

Thakkar said he hasn't spoken to Cuzalina since August 2012, when he was handed a letter explaining that he was no longer welcome as a patient on his way out the clinic door. He's seeking damages for physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of earnings and reputation, and medical and legal fees, according to the complaint.

"Pretty much my life is over," he said. "I don't want anyone else to go through this."

Watch the full story on "20/20: Botched!" Friday at 10 p.m. ET.

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