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Surgical errors may have contributed to woman's death

Medical mistakes can happen to any patient in Delaware. It is unfortunate when mistakes happen that potentially could have been prevented. Recently in another state, a female died after unknown possible surgical errors occurred during her cosmetic procedure.

The 30-year-old female patient chose to undergo an unknown cosmetic procedure. The 44-year-old doctor who performed her procedure specialized in a Brazilian butt lift surgery that was completed by removing fat from another part of the body by liposuction. Unknown complications occurred during the woman's procedure, and her heart stopped. Reportedly, the doctor was performing CPR on the woman when paramedics arrived, but she did not survive.

Unfortunately, the doctor performing the procedure had a recent and known history of medical malpractice related to his liposuction technique. The medical board in his state attempted to suspend his medical license to perform liposuction, but an appeals court judge reversed the suspension. To make matters worse, the day the female died under the doctor's care was the day that the appeals court judge ruled that the doctor could still practice medicine. Reportedly, the medical board was frustrated that the doctor is still allowed to practice despite his malpractice history.

Surgical errors of any type can cause disability, permanent injury, and as in this case, death. While financial compensation will not reverse the harm done, it may help to relieve some of the financial burden created by any unexpected medical bills or end-of life expenses for family members of deceased victims. Delaware medical malpractice attorneys can advise victims of their legal rights and options to possibly recoup monetary compensation.

Source: miamihearld.com, "Woman dies after surgery with Miami 'butt doctor'", Daniel Chang, June 2, 2017

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