Dr. Dodds Defends her practice after Lipo gone bad
During last week we published a post regarding the lawsuite filed about a liposuction surgery that lead April Jenkins, a 37-year-old woman to death (detailed post right here)! Dr. Nedra Dodds of Opulence Aesthetic Medicine, the responsible doctor for that surgery now defends herself and her practice!
Dr. Dodds claims the staff are perfectly trained and facilities are completely adequate at Opulence Aesthetic Medicine while she insists what gone wrong with Jenkins is a risk that patients accept when going for liposuction or other cosmetic procedures: “I would like people to know that the situation involving Ms. Jenkins expiring is actually a very common risk and complication of multiple surgical procedures — not just of liposuction,” said Dodds.
Another issue according to Dodds is that it’s a common case that patients don’t share every detail of their medical profile which makes the whole situation much trickier: “We are dealing with patients where you don’t get to know them as well as a primary care physician,” she states and adds “Patients often do not disclose all of their medical problems to you.”
The attorney claimed several irregularities took place during the surgery but the medical examiner conluded Jenkins’s death was due to cardio-respiratory issues and every patient is aware that this is a common complication of a liposuction surgery. Dodds finally underlines the importance of proper, detailed briefing of the patient in order to be fully aware of the risks and complications involved and this is the most important conclusion of her words: patients should do their homework before opting for such treatments associated with so serious complications/risks! “We want to take the time to inform you of these procedures and also, as a person, to make an informed decision because I want to be on the side of preventive maintenance and not damage control,” Dr. Dodds said.
Let’s have a look at her interview for FOX 5: