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Medical, phone records tell tale after mom’s death (access required)

Maritess Lopez didn’t seem to be breathing normally when her brother-in-law picked her up after plastic surgery on her breasts and abdomen in July 2008. He asked a nurse about Lopez’s breathing. Not a problem, the nurse responded. “She’s still under anesthesia.” Thirty-three hours later, the 36-year-old mother of four died from aspiration pneumonia. Her family’s attorney, Kenneth B. ...