Brooklyn doctor indicted in liposuction death

Brooklyn doctor indicted in liposuction death

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NEW YORK (AP) -

A grand jury has indicted a Brooklyn doctor on a manslaughter charge after he did liposuction on a patient who had previously had a heart transplant.

Dr. Oleg Davie also faces criminally negligent homicide and other charges in the death of Isel Pineda, District Attorney Charles J. Hynes said.

Doctors are discouraged from performing liposuction on patients with heart disease, Hynes said. He alleged that Davie "recklessly" performed the procedure and falsified forms to conceal his knowledge of Pineda's medical history.

She went into cardiac arrest in his office after the May 2012 procedure and died at Coney Island hospital.

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