From The LA TIMES By Stuart Pfeifer
Lap-band death blamed on anesthesiologist
Despite an autopsy report’s findings, Dr. Daniel Shin is unfairly blamed, lawyer says.
An anesthesiologist’s “suboptimal” care caused a woman to die after recent weight-loss surgery at a Beverly Hills clinic connected to the 1-800-GET-THIN advertising campaign, according to an autopsy report by the Los Angeles County coroner.
The report does not identify the anesthesiologist, but lawyers for the clinic and the dead woman’s family said it was Dr. Daniel Shin, a Marina del Rey physician. Shin was on probation with the state medical board at the time of the surgery because of his conviction for assaulting a process server with a meat cleaver, according to medical board records.
Tamara Walter died Dec. 26, three days after she had a Lap-Band device implanted at the Beverly Hills Surgery Center, a lawyer for her family said. She is one … (Continued…)