NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn doctor has been arrested after a woman died as a result of a liposuction procedure, prosecutors said.
Oleg Davie was charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and other charges in connection with the death of 51-year-old Isel Pineda.
Prosecutors said the procedure should never have been performed because Pineda had a heart transplant in 2004 and was on required medications that suppressed the immune system, putting her at risk for infection, 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported.
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, prosecutors said Pineda informed the Ukraine-educated doctor of her medical issues prior to the procedure.
According to prosecutors, the doctor’s decision to go forward with an elective surgery was reckless and negligent.