Bonita Plastic Surgeon, Nurse Accused of Manslaughter in Patient Death

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, January 6, 2022

A South Bay plastic surgeon and a nurse pleaded not guilty this week to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 36-year-old patient who reportedly spent nearly three hours in distress during surgery before anyone called 911.

Dr. Carlos Chacon and registered nurse Heather Lang are accused in the death of Megan Espinoza, who reportedly suffered cardiac arrest during breast augmentation surgery at Chacon’s Divino Surgery Center in Bonita on Dec. 19, 2018.

They are also accused of ordering an unlicensed medical assistant to inject medication into Espinoza’s IV during the operation.

Chacon and Lang were arraigned Monday in Chula Vista Superior Court. Chacon faces up to five years, four months in prison if convicted of all charges. Lang faces four years, eight months.

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