You can’t make this up. Obviously I cannot be sure someone else didn’t make it up.


The rise of plastic surgery in China has caused much more than health problems. Last year, a man divorced and sued his wife after she gave birth to what he called an “incredibly ugly baby.” The man was unaware that his wife had undergone plastic surgery before they met. The wife was found guilty and was ordered to pay the man over $700,000 for the damages caused according to the court.


I have yet to hear this legal theory (“incredibly ugly baby”) being propelled in U.S. courts. But, perhaps it is just a variation of the theme of fraud or misrepresentation. In any event, rising prosperity in China will likely be associated with the rise of the lawyer class. And given that there are 1 billion people, don’t be surprised if millions of ambulance chasers emerge.