A Possible Overdose of Anesthesia: A Major Breach to Patient’s Trust

Once a plastic surgeon receives a certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he or she can be regarded as a well-trained and highly-qualified individual, an expert in surgical procedures. This may be part of the reason why 18-year-old Linda Perez from South Florida ended up under the care of Dr. Jacob Freiman, a board-certified plastic surgeon, who services at the Coral Gables Cosmetic Center in Miami.

Linda, mother to a three-year old son, checked into the Coral Gables Cosmetic Center on August 12, 2013, for a breast augmentation surgery. Otherwise known as augmentation mammaplasty, this surgery involves placement of breast implants for increased fullness and improved symmetry of the breasts; the surgery also helps to restore lost breast volume due to weight reduction or pregnancy.

The breast augmentation surgery was expected to last for about an hour and then see Linda back on her feet safe and well. This wasn’t the case, however, as the patient was said to have presented complications during the surgery, suffering from severe heart and brain damage; she was rushed to Mercy Hospital due to this.

Today, three weeks after the surgery, Linda Perez remains in coma, leaving her parents still bewildered about what really happened to their daughter. To keep her breathing, an incision was made through her neck into the trachea (known as tracheotomy)

Dr Jacob Freiman, who carried out the surgery, has a clean professional record, according to the Florida Department of Health. His anesthesiologist, however, Dr Mario Alberto Diaz, was discovered as having served time in 2006 due to online selling of at least 53,000 doses of pain pills; his Florida medical license was also suspended for a period of six months following his conviction.

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