NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman has filed a $5.5 million lawsuit against a doctor who carved his initials -- ''A'' and ''Z'' -- into her stomach after delivering her baby girl by Caesarean section.
Dr. Allan Zarkin used a scalpel to carve the 3-by-1 1/2-inch letters into the skin of Liana Gedz on Sept. 7, according to lawyers on both sides of the case. The baby was healthy.
''I feel like a branded animal,'' Gedz, 31, told the Daily News. ''I feel like I was raped, like I was violated.
Barry Fallick, Zarkin's lawyer, said the doctor blames a ''frontal lobe disorder'' affecting his personality and behavior that was diagnosed after the incident.
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