Medical Board Suspends Doctor’s License In Investigation Over Patient Deaths
Two patients died after undergoing cosmetic surgery procedures, and two more experienced distress under the doctor's care.
The Associated Press:
CA Doctor's License Suspended After 2 Patient Deaths
The board's ruling says one of the patients experienced respiratory arrest after waking up from breast augmentation surgery in 2013 and died after being taken to a hospital. It says another patient's 2013 death was "likely due to 'trauma' caused by the surgical procedure." Yoho's attorney, Albert Garcia, said that the women died from fat embolisms but he decided to settle with the medical board. (11/13)
They Went To A Plastic Surgeon To Improve Their Looks, But Wound Up Dead
The suspension was part of a five-year probation the board imposed. Yoho agreed to the suspension and probation in a stipulated settlement with the board. Agreement to discipline is not an admission of guilt. The four cases cited by the medical board occurred between 2013 and 2015. The medical board said one of the four patients had pain and bleeding in her left breast after having surgery in Visalia in July 2015. She was taken to an emergency department. In August 2015, she was treated by another physician for corrective surgery of her left breast, the board said. (Anderson, 11/13)