Widower Settles Liposuction Lawsuit for $2.3 Million

A NY plastic surgeon has settled a medical malpractice lawsuit for $2.3 million. The lawsuits was filed after 32-year-old Adriana Porras who died from a pulmonary embolism two days after having liposuction surgery. The surgery was performed by Dr. Sharon Giese, a high-profile plastic surgeon who performed the surgery in her home office rather than at a hospital. Pathologist Mark Taff said in Manhattan Supreme Court that if Porras had been treated quickly for shortness of breath and chest pains, her ‘chance of survival would have been substantially increased.’