Cosmetic Surgeon Indicted for Murder Charges in Patient Deaths
- Posted on: Oct 22 2008
A cosmetic surgeon in Phoenix was recently indicted in the deaths of three of his patients. Dr. Peter Normann was indicted on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of manslaughter in the deaths of three of his patients who underwent liposuction. According to an investigation, he performed two of the surgeries, and an associate performed the other surgery. His associate was a homeopathic practioner, whatever that means. Dr. Normann apparently underwent seven training sessions to learn liposuction surgery, the same number of sessions he had to learn hair restoration surgery. He is currently believed to be outside the United States, and an international manhunt is ongoing.
This is yet another unfortunate example of unsuspecting patients being duped by a doctor masquerading as a real plastic surgeon. Seven sessions to learn liposuction?? Unfortunately, dubious doctors with even less training than that are performing all sorts of plastic surgery. Remember, a cosmetic surgeon is not the same as a real plastic surgeon.
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Thanks for reading.
Anthony Youn, M.D.
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