Los Angeles gynecologist presenting himself as cosmetic surgeon ,Dr. Ehab Mohamed, operated on 61-year-old Sharon Carpenter Nicholson ending in her death on the operating table based on a report from LA Weekly.
Nicholson’s husband, David, was sitting in the lobby when strange noises began to come from the operating room. “About two minutes to midnight, I heard a lot of slapping, and the doctor calling out her name louder and louder,” he tells the reporter. “About 10 minutes later, his assistant came out, and –without looking me in the eye — said, ‘We have a medical emergency.'” A $100,000 over-priced liposuction procedure ends her life. The state medical board is now going after Mohamed for misrepresenting his credentials; allegedly, he’s only approved to practice gynecology.
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