$2.3M payment in New York surgery death case

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Associated Press

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Updated Monday, May 12 at 9:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A plastic surgeon who has appeared on television to talk about the procedures she offers has settled with the family of a New York woman who died following a liposuction procedure.

Legal documents filed last week say Dr. Sharon Giese (GHEE'-see) or her insurer will pay $2.3 million to the husband and young children of 32-year-old Nanuet resident Adriana Porras, who died in June 2009 two days after Giese operated on her. Giese's attorney says her insurer will pay it.

The husband's lawsuit against Giese says Porras died from a pulmonary embolism stemming from a blood clot in her lung.

The settlement was reached in April.

Giese has appeared on shows including "Dr. Oz." She hasn't returned a call to her office seeking comment.

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