Oscar Ramirez - Miscellaneous
BOARD AWARE OF ISSUE:
Board notified through lawsuit filing 5/2006
QUOTES FROM DISCIPLINARY ACTION DOCUMENTS:
--"The Board found that the physician failed to meet the standards of quality medical care by performing multiple plastic surgery procedures on each patient as one continuous lengthy operation in an outpatient setting lacking adequate resources."
--"The Board's charges were based on Dr. Ramirez's performance of lengthy cosmetic surgical procedures in his outpatient office-based setting on two patients…Both patients, who were otherwise healthy, died postoperatively of cardiac arrhythmia following the procedures performed by Dr. Ramirez."
--"In September, 2004, Dr. Ramirez performed multiple cosmetic surgical procedures on one Patient B in one continuous operation lasting over 12 hours at EI (Esthetique International). Patient B died shortly thereafter. In February, 2005, despite this experience, Dr. Ramirez again scheduled and performed another set of multiple cosmetic surgical procedures in one continuous operation lasting almost 10 hours on Patient A. This patient also died 3 days later. When he performed these procedures Dr. Ramirez knew that he did not have hospital privileges or a written transfer agreement with a hospital…He exposed his patients to unnecessary harm, not once, but twice in a 6-month period."
TIME LAG ON ACTION:
5 YEARS, 2 MONTHS
ABC2 took a closer look at Dr. Ramirez who continues to practice medicine in Florida. Click here to view our special section about Dr. Ramirez which includes seven minutes of un-cut video as we confront him outside his practice. ( READ MORE )