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August 20, 2013: Former Cosmetic Surgeon Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Patient’s Death

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A former Encino cosmetic surgeon was charged today with involuntary manslaughter in the death of one patient for allegedly administering a toxic cocktail of drugs during a liposuction surgery and with elder abuse involving a second patient, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

Ehab Aly Mohamed, 46, who has been sitting in a Los Angeles county jail cell since he was convicted in July of forgery and burglary, is expected to be arraigned sometime Wednesday at Los Angeles Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch, Department 100. He is charged in case LA075002, said Deputy District Attorney Rachel Greene with the Forensic Science Section.

Mohamed is charged with the Aug. 21, 2010, death of 61-year-old Sharon Carpenter. Carpenter died in Mohamed’s Encino office following a more than 10-hour liposuction operation in which she allegedly was given a lethal combination of lidocaine, fentanyl, and oxycodone during the procedure, Greene said. She died after midnight in the office.

On May 21, 2010, Mohamed performed a lengthy liposuction procedure on a 77-year-old female client in his office in which she lost consciousness at one point. The victim survived the surgery, but had ongoing health issues as a result of the procedure, prosecutors alleged.

Prosecutors allege Mohamed’s office did not meet state mandated safety standards governing equipment, staffing, and emergency resources when he performed the surgeries on both clients.

If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in state prison.