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Internal Organs Punctured by Plastic Surgeon During Brazilian Butt Lift Procedures Performed On Two Patients the Same Day

As reported by NBC 6 South Florida, last week a Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Osak Omulepu was found to have committed medical malpractice by an Administrative Law Judge while he performed Brazilian Butt Lifts on two women on the same day in May 2015. In a Brazilian Butt Lift fat is taken from the abdomen or back in a liposuction procedure. The fat is then injected into the patient's butt with a thin long metal rod called a cannula. The desired result is the appearance of a larger, firmer rear end.

Patient, Nancy Fowler commented that she was hospitalized for 4 months following the ambulatory surgery because her colon was perforated by the cannula. As a result the fecal contents of the colon spilled into Ms. Fowler's abdominal cavity and she went into a coma for 28 days. The other patient, Donna McRae required exploratory surgery to find the cause of her extreme pain. During that surgery it was learned that Ms. McRae had several holes in her liver as well as damage to her chest and abdominal wall.

In the Judge's Order it states that Dr. Omulepu: "pushed the cannula at an inappropriate angle through a thick layer of muscle called the abdominal wall. A surgeon is required to operate with a level of skill and care and be able to discern between subcutaneous fat and muscle tissue while passing the cannula through the patient." Not every bad result means there was malpractice. However, you should investigate whether the standard of care was violated if you experience a bad outcome as a result of plastic surgery. See the links below for further information as to your rights to a remedy.

Medical Malpractice

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Ronald C. Burke, Esq

Trial Attorney with 30+ Years of Experience Attorney Ronald C. Burke, Esq. has more than 30 years of experience and has focused his career on representing clients in cases involving personal injury, medical malpractice and legal malpractice. He is a seasoned trial lawyer and has won many seven-figure settlements and verdicts for his clients over the years, including many case victories listed among the largest in the history of the New York State. He has been featured in the news and is a regular lecturer for the New York County Lawyers Association, as well as having lectured before the New York State Bar Association. Ron is also an attorney with Kelner & Kelner, a New York personal injury law firm. Awards and Accolades Mr. Burke's awards and accolades are many. Among them, he has been included in New York Super Lawyers® each year since 2010, and he has received the highest-possible AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Verdict Search, a part of the New York Law Journal, frequently recognizes his notable successes after winning some of the highest settlements and verdicts in past years. He was also featured in their list of the "Top New York Verdicts " and "Top New York Settlements." He is a member of the New York State Bar Association and is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as before the United States Supreme Court. When Attorney Burke is not handling legal malpractice cases, he is highly involved in the local community. He was a member of the Village of Rockville Centre Volunteer Fire Department, has served on the local school board and as Chairman of the local Zoning Board. Learn more about Attorney Burke and how he can skillfully handle your malpractice case by contacting the Law Offices of Ronald C. Burke, Esq. right away to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Our firm is here to help! Contact a New York Legal Malpractice Attorney Our firm provides each client's case with thorough preparation and aggressive representation, ensuring that you win the best possible results for your case whether it is settled or goes to trial. As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Burke can provide the strong and relentless representation you need to establish negligence in a legal malpractice case and to recover any damages you may have suffered. Our firm can recover compensation for pre-trial and trial malpractice, violations of fee arrangements, loss of income, pain and suffering, and much more. Contact us today!


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