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Maryland Liposuction Center Closed After 1 Death, 2 Illnesses from Infection

By Alpert Schreyer on October 3, 2012

A Timonium cosmetic surgery center has been shut down after three patients became seriously ill, with one dying, after undergoing liposuction. As reported by CBS Local, the Baltimore County Health Department shut down Monarch Medspa after liposuction procedures were linked to the patient’s fatality.

Liposuction FatalityReports indicate that a 59-year-old nurse died six days after undergoing a liposuction procedure at the facility. Investigators believe that she contracted an infection from the surgery, but the type of infection and nature of the liposuction procedure have not been revealed.

A plastic surgeon interviewed by CBS Local revealed that while the incisions made for liposuction are small, an infection can easily spread through the large area underneath the skin. Such infections can quickly become serious and turn deadly.

The other two patients who became ill are recovering from their infections, but authorities are now investigating both of these incidents as well as the fatal medical malpractice incident to determine how and why the infections occurred. Health officials are warning all patients who had a procedure at Monarch and are experiencing unusual symptoms to immediately see a doctor and contact the Board of Health.

At Alpert Schreyer, our Maryland medical malpractice attorneys are dedicated to helping injured victims or the families of deceased patients move forward from their losses through fair compensation. By holding at-fault parties responsible for their actions, we not only find justice for victims, but help to prevent further incidents. For more information on how we can help you in your search for compensation, call (844) 632-7274.

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