The doctor has been suspended for 30 days.
He was charged with unprofessional conduct last year, after his patient died following liposuction of her abdomen and upper arms.
The 28-year-old patient’s family sued the Sono Bello Body Contour Center and received a $1.8 million settlement for the medical malpractice settlement.
The charged doctor’s consequence included a three-year probation, meaning he could practice under certain conditions. He also had to complete 50 hours of medical education including local anesthetic toxicity, risks and complications of office-based surgery. He had to pay a $5,000 fine.
The doctor sent her home before meeting with a nurse or even completely adequate discharge instructions.
The victim’s family is not happy with the state’s discipline of the doctor.
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