Self-Proclaimed "Plastic Surgeon" Peter Normann Convicted of Murder, Manslaughter

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Peter Normann, the Anthem doctor on trial in the deaths of three patients during botched plastic surgeries, was found guilty today of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of manslaughter.


Throughout the trial, Normann's attorneys, Vikki Liles and John Johnson, claimed the deaths of Ralph Gonzalez, 33, Leslie Ann Ray, 53, and Alicia Santizo Blanco, 41, were the unfortunate results of known health risks attached to plastic surgery.

But Deputy County Attorney Jeannette Gallagher fought back, saying the three deaths were caused by Normann's arrogance and careless medical procedures.

Fervently pointing to Normann's medical shortcomings, Gallagher chastised the former doctor's lack of proper staffing -- instead of certified medical assistants, Normann hired a former massage therapist to help with surgeries -- as well as his lack of proper life-monitoring machines for his operating room.

His first victim, Ralph Gonzales, stopped breathing on the operating table in December 2006. While earlier in the trial Normann claimed there was nothing he did during the liposuction procedure that could have caused Gonzales' death, prosecutors pointed to the lethal dose of lidocaine Normann gave him before the procedure and the botched intubation he performed while trying to revive the dying man as the main causes of death.

Santizo was Normann's next patient to die. In April 2007, Santizo went to Normann for a liposuction procedure, a butt augmentation, and a breast implant augmentation. She died of a fat embolism in the middle of the operation. Gallagher claimed that Normann injected the fat straight into a vein, instead of under the skin, which caused the fat to move directly into her lung killing her quickly.

The manslaughter conviction stems from a death that occurred after Normann's medical license was revoked. Teaming up with homeopathic doctor Gary Page -- who also doubled as an unlicensed plastic surgeon -- Normann allowed Page to perform liposuction in his office.

Page performed Ray's liposuction surgery in July 2007. But Page left her alone under Normann's care as she healed in the recovery room hours after her surgery. Walking in to find her unconscious and not breathing, Normann, again, performed a faulty intubation.

Ray died later that night from an adverse reaction to the combination of anesthetics.

Normann's sentencing date is scheduled for later this month. 

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With the recent conviction of a valley physician, now is as good a time as any to get this blog going!!! As you may or may not know, Dr. Peter Normann, a self-proclaimed"Cosmetic Surgeon" thought one day it would be a good ...

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There are a lot of advantages of cosmetic surgery that people don't take into account since they are focused on the shallow aspect. I like to consider all the benefits of cosmetic surgery before I pass judgment since there can be some good that comes from it like the advantages of plastic surgery you get from a boost to self confidence.


Once you've made the decision to undergo plastic surgery, it's important to find a surgeon that you feel comfortable with. This means taking the time to set up.


I hope this serves as a warning to fake doctors, as well as to those who consider surgery. Patients must protect themselves. I read from http://www.plasticsurgeryguide... that ASPS launched a campaign against unlicensed surgeons.


Hang this sonofabitch!  And his little dog, too!

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