31-Year-Old Mother Suffers Fatal Complication from Cosmetic Surgery; Settled for $935,000
Hours after undergoing a cosmetic procedure that included an augmentation mammoplasty, liposuction and abdominoplasty, a 31-year-old mother of four began complaining of pain to her husband and shaking as if having a seizure. She was transported to the hospital by paramedics, where she was intubated and given an emergency blood transfusion, but she could not be resuscitated. The cause of death was determined to be an abdominal wall hemorrhage caused by poor surgical technique. Hodes Milman Liebeck resolved the case with a $935,000 settlement.