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January 23, 2015

Jury Finds Former Doctor Guilty of Patient’s Death

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:03 am

A former Encino doctor has been found guilty of causing the death of a patient during a liposuction surgery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Deputy District Attorney Rachel Greene of the Forensic Science Section said the jury returned the verdict late yesterday finding Ehab Aly Mohamed, 48, guilty of one count each of involuntary manslaughter with great bodily injury and elder abuse.

Sentencing for case LA075002 is scheduled on Feb. 3 in Department S of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. He faces up to five years in state prison.

On Aug. 22, 2010, 61-year-old Sharon Carpenter died in Mohamed’s Encino office following a liposuction operation in which she was given a lethal combination of lidocaine, fentanyl and oxycodone during the procedure that lasted more than 10 hours, the prosecutor said. She died after midnight in the office.

Months earlier, Mohamed performed another lengthy liposuction procedure on a 77-year-old female client in his office. That victim survived the surgery but she lost consciousness at one point and had ongoing health issues as a result, the prosecutor added.

Evidence presented at trial showed that the doctor’s office did not meet state-mandated safety standards governing equipment, staffing and emergency resources when he performed the surgeries on both clients.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department and the Medical Board of California.

Los Angeles County District Attorney / case LA075002 / January 22, 2015

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