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A former Encino cosmetic surgeon was charged with involuntary manslaughter Tuesday for allegedly giving a toxic cocktail of drugs to a 61-year-old woman who died after a 10-hour liposuction operation.
Ehab Alby Mohamed, 46, is expected to be arraigned Wednesday at the Van Nuys courthouse, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.
Mohamed is charged in the Aug. 21, 2010, death of Sharon Carpenter.
She was was given a lethal mixture of lidocane, fentanyl and oxycodone during the procedure in Mohamed's Encino office, according to prosecutors. Carpenter died shortly after midnight.
Prosecutors allege that Mohamed performed another lengthy liposuction operation on a 77-year-old woman who lost consciousness May 21, 2010. The woman survived but allegedly has suffered ongoing health issues as a result of the operation.
The former surgeon is charged with failing to meet required saftety standards for equipment, staffing and emegency resources when he performed the two 2010 surgeries.
Mohamed has been in county jail since July after he was convicted of forgery and burglary in another criminal case.
In 2010, officials with the Medical Board of California alleged that Mohamed was negligent, saying that on two occasions he apparently misled patients about an affiliation with Harvard University, according to the board's petition to revoke his license.
In one instance, Mohamed allegedly gave a patient a handwritten note with the promise of a $40,000 discount in exchange for the patient’s participation in a “study with Harvard,” according to the petition.
[For the record Aug. 26, 2013, 9:01 p.m.: A previous headline in this post incorrectly referred to Mohamed as a plastic surgeon, which requires extensive training and certification.]
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