New York doctor charged with manslaughter for death of patient posts bail

New York doctor Robert Rho plead not guilty to manslaughter charges last Tuesday, October 11 in relation to allegedly causing the death of his 30-year-old patient, Jamie Lee Morales. She underwent surgery with him on July 9, 2016, and he allegedly punctured her uterus and cut an artery and didn’t to do enough to stave off the bleeding, which she had to go to another hospital for, later.

He was released from his detention after paying a $400,000 bond.

Jeffrey Lichtman, Rho’s legal counsel, said last Wednesday, October 12, that while the death is obviously a tragedy, it doesn’t mean that it was a crime and that Rho does not fit the profile of someone who consistently botches abortions and should be charged with homicide.

Rho provides gynecological services such as abortions and female genital plastic surgery, which he promoted on his website, saying he is known for “natural-looking” results.

If you or someone you know has been injured or killed by a trusted medical professional during a procedure, you might be rightfully upset and be seeking compensation. Contact an attorney with Hach & Rose, LLP by calling (212) 779-0057 to speak with a potential representative for your case.


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