Clinic Sued for Medical Negligence in Liposuction Death

A medical malpractice lawsuit has been filed against a Bellevue Washington medical clinic and a doctor after a 28-year old woman died after a liposuction procedure. The lawsuit was filed a month after the state accused the doctor of unprofessional conduct.
In May 2009, Aura Javellana paid the Sono Bello Body Contour Center $8,000 for a liposuction procedure on her abdomen and upper arms. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that Dr. Marco Sobrino failed to keep track of how many bags of lidocaine solution were used during the procedure. Medical investigators contend that Sobrino failed to monitor his patient and didn’t document the amount of nitrous oxide or lidocaine used during the liposuction. According to the investigation, Sobrino also neglected to ensure his patient was in stable condition after the surgery.