"Despite Dr. Berg's representations that he was an 'artist,' Dr. Berg left (Swalberg) with a series of jagged incision scars; lumps of hardened scar tissue; fat, skin and tissue necrosis from repeated steroid injections; and abnormal tissue distribution," the lawsuit states.
The woman is alleging health care malpractice, battery, lack of informed consent and negligence and is seeking special, general and punitive damages in an amount to be determined at trial.
Berg's problems came to light after his arrest in November 2011, when Orem police received a 911 call and responded to Berg's house. When they arrived, they heard a 48-year-old woman crying and in distress. Police broke down the front door and said they found her with her hands and wrists taped together and tied to a dresser in the closet. She also was gagged, prosecutors said.
The woman later claimed the incident was being blown out of proportion and that she was never abused. But Berg ultimately pleaded guilty to kidnapping and possession of use of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
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