11:46 AM PT -- 10/13 Scoggins has now filed a lawsuit against Dubrow claiming she was put at risk of serious infection when her incision opened up after the July 2019 procedure.
As for the tools left behind, the lawsuit alleges there was a "tan and white synthetic mesh-like material" found inside Scoggins. However, sources close to Dubrow tell us he doesn't use mesh, and if it was left inside Scoggins, it must have been left by another doctor.
12:40 PM PT -- Scoggins' attorney, Stephen Le Brocq, tells TMZ, "Instead of doing the right thing and accepting responsibility for his gross incompetence, he (Dubrow) makes claims of extortion." Le Brocq also claims Dubrow left surgical tools inside Scoggins and rushed to finish her procedure so he could get back to filming his TV show.
Dr.Terry Dubrow has a legal problem that's a pain in the butt ... he claims an ex-patient of his is trying to extort him out of 5 MILLION BUCKS.
The "Botched" star filed legal docs Thursday ... claiming Sandy Scoggins threatened him with a federal lawsuit and threatened to report him to the medical board if he didn't settle up ... this according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.
Dubrow -- who is being repped by legal eagle Larry Stein -- says he treated Scoggins in July 2019 for a buttock lift with fat flaps. During the June consultation, Dubrow claims he specifically advised her of the substantial risks of complications resulting from plastic surgery and the need for post-operative medical care. He says she should have gotten aftercare from another doctor upon returning home to Texas. Dubrow says he last communicated with her on October 25, 2019.
Nearly a year after surgery, Dubrow claims Scoggins sent him a pre-lawsuit demand alleging Dubrow was negligent in providing her with medical treatment and care because he allegedly failed to diagnose and treat her injuries.
She sent him a 901-page demand letter demanding $5 million ... or else she'd file a federal lawsuit against him and threatened to drag his "Botched" show into the lawsuit as well as his staff if he didn't pay up.
Dubrow calls Scoggin's efforts an extortion campaign, and he's willing to fight it out in arbitration.