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Plastic surgery patient dies from aspiration pneumonia – $1,950,000 Verdict (access required)

The case involved the death of a 36-year-old mother of four after elective, cosmetic plastic surgery, which comprised breast augmentation and mastopexy, abdominoplasty and liposuction, with five hours of general anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Plaintiff contended that the defendants failed to adequately monitor the patient post-operatively and discharged her prematurely despite reported breathing ...