Doctor Performing Liposuction Allegedly Causes Woman’s Death

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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 11, 2017 – A Florida surgeon is being sued in the death of a patient after he performed liposuction. The physician’s specialty was known to be liposuction and fat transfers to the buttocks.

The 44-year-old doctor was allegedly performing a “Brazilian butt lift” procedure on the 33-year-old woman from Illinois, when she stopped breathing. The police and paramedics were called to the scene and the patient was taken to hospital where she died in the E.R.

According to information filed in the wrongful death lawsuit by the woman’s family, health department records revealed several complaints filed against the doctor for medical malpractice. It was alleged he had perforated the organs of two patients, on the same day, with the cannula used to remove fat from the body, and that he caused serious infections in two other patients while performing liposuction. The complaints on record all happened in May 2015.

According to other court documents, the doctor was to have his license to practice revoked in April, but that the appeals court delayed the Florida Board of Medicine’s decision. Additionally, another medical malpractice lawsuit was filed against the physician for permanently disfiguring a patient during a breast augmentation and a subsequent revision of the first surgery.

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