Rohie Kah, the 37-year-old mother of three, was left brain dead after a scheduled liposuction procedure at the Weston MedSpa in Weston, Florida. Recently, the family accepted the painful decision to disconnect her from life support. While this was a routine procedure that Doctor Omar J. Brito has performed numerous times, at some point during the procedure that was scheduled to last two hours, something went “terribly wrong,” Kah’s attorney, Michael Freedland, said. “A 37-year-old, healthy mother of three shouldn’t go into a medical spa for a routine procedure and come out brain dead,” he said.
Ms. Kah was scheduled for a liposuction procedure known as Carboxy Therapy, a medical procedure that improves the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks by injections of carbon dioxide. Lidocaine, a commonly used local anesthetic, was used during the procedure. Attorneys say it is possible she was given too much lidocaine; seizures are a side effect of too much lidocaine. While medical examiners have yet to say if lidocaine contributed to her condition, plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Levine of New York City said the anesthetic can prove deadly if administered incorrectly. “Lidocaine can have a direct toxic effect, depending on the dose that’s injected,” Levine said.
This case is in the beginning stages of an investigation; it has been revealed that the medical facility was not licensed, although Dr. Brito is a licensed doctor. So, what went wrong and why was the procedure performed in an unlicensed facility? Unfortunately, the answers will do little to ease the pain inflicted on the family – her husband and three young children, ages 4, 5 and 7 who are facing life without her.
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