- A Georgia anesthesiologist filmed dancing throughout a liposuction therapy was cleared of medical malpractice on Monday, per Law360.
- The anesthesiologist participated in a viral 2018 video with beauty surgeon Windell Boutte.
- Boutte has since confronted medical malpractice lawsuits and has misplaced her medical license.
A Georgia anesthesiologist who was filmed dancing beside a health care provider whereas a sedated affected person obtained a liposuction therapy was cleared in a medical malpractice swimsuit on Monday.
The anesthesiologist, Roland Pinkney, was sued by affected person Latoya Rideau, who accused Pinkney and former beauty surgeon Windell Boutte of medical malpractice after they filmed themselves dancing to the music “Lower It,” by rapper O.T. Genasis, through the operation on February 21, 2017, in accordance with Law360.
Rideau was receiving a liposuction on her butt, which in a separate lawsuit, she alleged that Boutte had botched.
A Georgia state courtroom jury deliberated for 2 days and located that Pinkney was not liable and owed the affected person no damages. The jury discovered that Boutte, who wasn’t named within the civil swimsuit, was at fault.
Attorneys for Rideau and Pinkney didn’t instantly return Insider’s request for remark.
After the decision was delivered, Pinkney’s legal professional mentioned that his consumer was embarrassed for participating within the video, Law360 reported. Pinkney was seen dancing alongside Boutte within the video.
Pinkney and his legal professional stood by the jury’s determination that he didn’t have interaction in medical malpractice.
Boutte posted the video on Instagram and YouTube on the time. However after the video went viral in 2018, Boutte flouted the “Dancing Physician” nickname, and a mountain of authorized troubles adopted her, in accordance with WSB-TV.
Rideau was amongst a minimum of 9 former sufferers who had sued Boutte in 2018, accusing her of medical malpractice and negligence throughout botched surgical procedures, in accordance with The New York Occasions. That yr, Boutte’s medical license was additionally suspended for 2½ years by the Georgia medical board, which included the “Lower It” video in its reasoning, the Occasions reported.
In 2019, the Georgia Lawyer Common’s workplace ordered Boutte to pay $200,000 for procedures she charged 38 shoppers for however by no means carried out, per WSB-TV.
Boutte didn’t instantly return Insider’s request for remark.
When confronted on the authorized cloud hanging over her observe in 2018, Boutte defended her method. Boutte has claimed that the movies she filmed with Rideau and different sufferers had been consensual, per CNN,which Rideau denied.
“I’ve executed nothing fallacious,” Boutte informed HLN, per the Occasions. “I am a surgeon, I am supposed to have the ability to multitask.”