The court found the Colorado plastic surgeon guilty on Wednesday of attempted reckless manslaughter in the death of his teenage patient.
Dr. Geoffrey Kim, a plastic surgeon, waited five hours to call help to 911 after his teenage patient went into cardiac arrest
A Colorado plastic surgeon was guilty of attempted manslaughter for his teenage patient’s death, Emmalyn Nguyen.
The plastic surgeon was also convicted of obstruction of telephone service for not calling 911 five hours after his patient went into cardiac arrest. But he was not guilty of negligent homicide.
Justice has been served. The plastic surgeon had the opportunity to call 911 to get emergency medical help but hindered his staff from doing so. This case reminded medical practitioners that they are not above the law.
The medical staff of the Plastic Surgeon asked permission to call 911, but he refused
On Aug. 1, 2019, the plastic surgeon gave the 18-year-old patient anesthesia before breast augmentation surgery at Colorado Plastic Surgery Clinic when she fell into a coma. The patient died in a nursing home in October 2020 at 19.