Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews. A Colorado teenager suffered cardiac arrest during a breast implant procedure in August and is now severely brain-damaged, according to her family, who filed a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon and nurse last week. She was given anesthesia around 2 p.
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An year-old Colorado woman's planned breast-enhancement surgery in August went wrong, putting her in a coma-like, vegetative state in which she has remained since, her parents allege in a lawsuit. Emmalyn Nguyen's parents allege negligence in a lawsuit filed in Arapahoe County Court against the doctor and nurse who allegedly administered anesthesia to the young woman before her Aug. The lawsuit says that the pair, Dr. Geoffrey Kim and nurse anesthetist Rex Meeker, left Nguyen "unobserved" for 15 minutes after putting her under anesthesia, which the parents claim is contrary to medical best practices. During the pair's absence, the lawsuit says, something went wrong with the anesthesia. As a result, Nguyen now lives "in a permanent 'semi-conscious' state" and faces "permanent mental and physical impairment" from her brain injury that requires round-the-clock care, including a permanent feeding tube, the suit says. She has been in a long-term care facility in Denver since late August, the suit says. She cannot feed herself at all. She cannot use her arms or legs.
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By Joshua Rhett Miller. December 20, pm Updated December 20, pm. A Colorado teen went into cardiac arrest and suffered irreversible brain damage just as she was about to undergo breast implant surgery — and now her family is blaming doctors for the botched procedure. The teen never even made it into surgery. She was being prepped for the 2 p. Staffers used CPR to try to revive the teen but she never fully regained consciousness. She suffered brain damage and is unlikely to return to her previous condition, the lawsuit said. Read Next. Boy berated over gay dads says fired teacher got what she This story has been shared , times.
An 18 year-old woman has been left comatose in a vegetative state after a breast implant cosmetic surgery procedure went horribly wrong. Emmalyn Nguyen, from Thornton in Colorado, was anesthetized for the boob job in August, but never woke up. The teenager opted to undergo surgery at the Colorado Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery clinic to boost her confidence after graduating high school this summer. On realizing Emmalyn was in medical distress, staff reportedly began CPR to restore her heartbeat — but are accused of failing to dial for a further five-and-a-half hours. Meeker was previously sued in by a man called John Harty whose wife Paula died of brain damage during a breast enhancement surgery in which Meeker also acted as nurse anesthetist. The procedure is normally straightforward, with patients able to go home the same day, but it does carry the same potential risk of injury or death as any other surgery performed under general anesthesia. Follow Metro. Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger Share this with Share this article via email Share this article via flipboard Copy link.