A California plastic surgeon appeared in court on Monday in connection with the death of a 2018 patient. FOX 5 KSWB-TV, the doctor was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter. However, he is currently being charged with murder.
More details on the surgeon’s murder allegations and his attorney’s disagreement
According to the source, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office has filed a “revised criminal complaint” against Dr. Carlos Chacon, 48.
The complaint alleges that the surgeon performed a breast augmentation on Megan Espinoza, 36, in December 2018. During the operation, Espinoza allegedly went into cardiac arrest. Based on NBC 7 San Diego, Dr. Chacon “refused to let his staff call 911.” The surgeon consulted two other doctors about Espinoza’s condition. However, he failed to explain to them how “bad” it was.
Furthermore, the complaint alleges that Dr. Chacon left Espinoza’s operating room to examine four other patients.
Marc Carlos, Dr. Chacon’s defense attorney, believes the new murder charge against his client “requires more” than that.
“The new evidence is that he walked into another room and examined the patient. Is that new evidence? It’s murder, not negligence. It requires more than that.”
Victim’s husband believes murder brings justice to his wife
The victim’s husband, Mo Espinoza, believes the new charge against the doctor will bring justice to his late wife, according to NBC 7 San Diego. He revealed she’s a kindergarten teacher and “does a lot of good for this world.”
Espinoza, now a single father of two boys, added that Chacon’s actions on the day of his wife’s surgery showed his “lack of compassion”.
“It just shows you the lack of compassion he has for a lifetime, my wife, my wife. It’s just the three of us now so we have to live with the fact that our mother is gone, but we cherish those memories and pictures and maybe every other week we’ll watch some videos together and reminisce many lifetimes. emotion.”
Furthermore, Espinoza shared that he hopes the law will be changed so that patients have a more transparent picture of a surgeon’s qualifications and background before surgery. The father hopes this case can save other families from a similar fate.
More details on Megan Espinoza’s death
Based on 10NewsDr. Carlos Chacon performed a breast augmentation on Megan Espinoza in December 2018. The procedure took place at Chacon’s Divino Plastic Surgery clinic in Bonita, California.
During surgery, Espinoza’s heart stopped beating. Later, Dr Chacon is said to have let Espinoza “suffocate” while he “met with four other patients to sell more services and check on others”.
San Diego Deputy District Attorney Gina Darvas also alleges that Chacon used an untrained nurse to anesthetize Espinoza. According to the source, the nurse had previously been charged with manslaughter in connection with the woman’s death.
The district attorney also revealed that Espinoza’s husband called the facility to check on his wife during the procedure. According to Darvas, Chacon instructed his employees to lie about Espinoza’s condition.
Chacon eventually called 911 “three hours after Espezona lost consciousness.”
Based on 10NewsChacon posted his $500,000 bail on Monday. He is said to be unable to practice surgery in his office. However, he can still perform surgery at accredited facilities such as hospitals. Furthermore, the surgeon must inform any patient about to have surgery that he is facing murder charges.
Based on NBC 7 San Diego, Chacon will face a preliminary hearing in June. The California Board of Health will then decide whether to revoke his license.