Personal injury cases do not get more serious than wrongful death. Although
wrongful; death is civil charge which almost always involves medical malpractice,
in certain circumstances, it could also attract criminal charges and protracted
According to the New York Post, Dr. Oleg Davie is finding this out in a
very hard way. Not a stranger to disciplinary decisions regarding negligence,
the Post reports that Dr. Davie had previously been fined a hefty $100,000
by the Department of Health and restricted to cosmetic medicine and 3
years probation for medical negligence in an unrelated case.
Dr. Oleg Davie, a Manhattan cosmetic surgeon is believed to have performed
what was evidently a very dangerous cosmetic surgery procedure; liposuction,
on the deceased, Isel Pineda, despite his awareness of the fact that she
had a heart transplant in 2004.
The deceased reportedly suffered cardiac arrest after the liposuction procedure
and died. It is alleged that Dr. Davie attempted to destroy documentary
evidence which would have confirmed his knowledge of the deceased's
medical history of heart transplant.
Why It Failed
The attempt failed because Isel Pineda's friend, who was meant to pick
her up after the procedures had the original papers. It could, in any
event, have been contested that there were tell tale scars especially
on Ms. Pineda's chest to suggest her medical history. And as such
from a civil case of medical malpractice resulting in wrongful death and
what may potentially be significant entitlement to the deceased's
family, Dr. Davie now also faces the prospect of up to 34 years in prison
for the criminal offence of manslaughter.
Wrongful death cases can be very difficult for the family and loved ones
of the deceased for very obvious reasons. Our attorneys are experienced
enough to recognize the needs of our clients and to proffer excellent
professional advice and support with compassion at this most difficult
and trying time.