A state appeals court panel Tuesday upheld a former Encino cosmetic surgeon’s involuntary manslaughter conviction stemming from a 61-year-old patient’s death during a liposuction operation that lasted about 11 hours.
The three-justice panel from California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected the defense’s contention that there were errors in the trial of Ehab Aly Mohamed, who was convicted last year of the felony charge stemming from Sharon Carpenter’s August 2010 death.
In a 15-page ruling, the appellate court justices found that Mohamed had “multiple flagrant deviations from reasonable standards of medical care which amounted to criminal negligence.”
Authorities siad that the woman — who had paid $100,000 for the surgery — was given a lethal combination of drugs during the lengthy surgical procedure that started at 1:10 p.m. Aug. 21, 2010, in Mohamed’s Encino office.
Mohamed’s medical assistant called 911 after the woman became unresponsive, and she was pronounced dead at 12:50 a.m. Aug. 22, 2010, according to an accusation filed against Mohamed on behalf of the Medical Board of California in May 2012.
Along with the involuntary manslaughter count involving Carpenter, Mohamed was found guilty of a felony count of elder or dependent adult abuse involving a77-year-old patient. who underwent a lengthy liposuction procedure in May 2010.
Mohamed agreed to surrender his medical license, effective February 2013.
— City News Service