In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, July, 2020

One other Sufferer Of Failed Surgical procedure By Dr Anu of Medcontour Dies On Arrival At LUTH

Another Victim Of Failed Surgery By Dr Anu of Medcontour Dies On Arrival At LUTH

Dr Anu

Dr. Anu


A petition by the the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, has  been despatched to the Medical and Dental Practitioners’ Investigation Panel to research Dr Anu Adepoju of Med Contour after a affected person died in LUTH following a botched beauty surgical procedure carried out by Dr Anu.


Within the petition, The administration of LUTH accused Dr Anu misconduct following the demise of 1 Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo, who developed problems after beauty surgical procedure at Dr Anu’s facility earlier than dying at LUTH, after which Dr Anu tried to extricate herself by blaming LUTH for her demise.


In a petition dated June 11, 2020, and signed by LUTH’s Director of Authorized Providers, O. O. Olajide, the hospital stated Dr Anu Adepoju had continued to carry out surgical procedures even if her facility was sealed off by the Lagos State Well being Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Company.


LUTH stated Nneka was dropped at its hospital with extreme respiratory misery and septicaemia with contaminated surgical wounds.


In an affidavit connected to the petition, LUTH alleged that Dr Anu Adepoju referred the late Nneka from her facility to LUTH on January three, 2019, on the pretext that she was being referred from the Common Hospital, Odan.


The affidavit learn partly, “The affected person was effectively till she developed a sudden onset of breathlessness inside 24 hours after the stated surgical process. The breathlessness was progressive and necessitated her being taken instantly to the Common Hospital, Odan, from the theatre.

“There was no reference within the referral notice from the Common Hospital, Odan, in regards to the particulars of the kind of tumescent fluid that was administered, neither was the amount and the kind of anaesthetic used supplied. The breathlessness was stated to be progressive. Throughout the stated two days, the affected person obtained oxygen and intravenous fluids at Med Contour Hospital.

“The affected person was referred to (LUTH) with out an informative referral letter. The accompanying notice from the Common Hospital, Odan, acknowledged that the affected person developed orthopnoea 16 hours after the surgical process.

“The informative referral letter from Dr Adepoju, who carried out the surgical procedure, was supplied on the fourth day of presentation at LUTH upon my insistence and chronic request. The stated referral letter dated, January 7, 2019, is connected herewith and marked as ‘Exhibit A’.

“She was famous to have vital deterioration of the important indicators earlier than referral to LUTH for intensive care administration on account of progressively worsening signs.

“Particulars of the surgical intervention subsequently obtained from Dr Adepoju (Exhibit A) confirmed that she had liposuction of the anterior stomach, again, flanks and arms with fats switch to the buttocks and hips. The surgical procedure was carried out beneath spinal anaesthesia. The tumescent method was used the place three litres of fluid had been infused into the affected person and 5 litres of fluid had been aspirated. She had two pints of blood transfused earlier than presentation on account of anaemia.

“The account given in regards to the affected person additional had it that there was no earlier historical past of comparable presentation in previous surgical procedure of myomectomy carried out three years earlier than the liposuction and fats grafting. It was revealed that on the second day after the surgical procedure, she was seen to have persistent foul-smelling discharge from all of the surgical websites.” 

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The hospital added that upon admission into LUTH, the primary surgical debridement carried out on the deceased on January 10, 2019, revealed intensive sloughing, with foul-smelling discharge from Nneka’s debrided hips and purulent discharges from puncture wounds on the anterior stomach wall.


It added that after the surgical procedure, there was no enchancment within the affected person’s scientific state, therefore the necessity to carry out a second surgical procedure on her, including that after the second surgical procedure, the scientific state of the sufferer improved until the 28th day of admission, when her important indicators deteriorated.


LUTH provides that the sufferer developed a number of organ failure of cardiac, respiratory (Grownup Respiratory Misery Syndrome) and renal failures and had a cardiac arrest on the 31st day of admission, including that after cardio-pulmonary resuscitation was unsuccessful, the sufferer was licensed lifeless round 9am on February three, 2019.


LUTH added that after the demise of Nneka, Dr Anu Adepoju blamed LUTH.


The affidavit additional learn: “Dr Adepoju has in a collection of deceptive and incorrect public statements within the social media absolved herself from legal responsibility within the administration of this affected person and put the blame on LUTH and its personnel, who availed the affected person of their amenities and experience. She immediately impugned the competence of the hospital and her senior skilled colleagues and academics.

“Dr Adepoju additional claimed within the video that the affected person ‘walked to LUTH by herself’. That is false because the affected person was dropped at LUTH in an ambulance accompanied by her sister, Quincy Onwuzuligbo, in a state of extreme respiratory misery.

“She (Adepoju) accused the medical staff on the Lagos College Instructing Hospital of being answerable for the demise of Miss Nneka Onwuzuligbo. She claimed this was on account of wrongful positioning of the affected person, stopping all antibiotics leading to mortality. She acknowledged in her video that liposuction and fats grafting is a brand new space of surgical procedure and medical doctors on the Lagos College Instructing Hospital are blind to post-operative administration of the situation.

“Dr Adepoju instigated the relations of the affected person and the general public in opposition to the Lagos College Instructing Hospital and its medical doctors by saying that ‘the plastic surgeons and medical doctors on the Lagos College Instructing Hospital ought to be requested in regards to the demise of Miss Onwuzuligbo Nneka’.”


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LUTH additionally alleged that Dr Anu Adepoju obtained full registration as a medical practitioner on April four, 2019, however she was already performing surgical procedure on sufferers earlier than that. The hospital stated Dr Adepoju carried out the surgical procedure on the later Nneka Onwuzuligbo in December 2018, 4 months earlier than she was absolutely registered as a medical practitioner.


LUTH additional acknowledged that Dr Anu claimed to be a beauty surgeon with out present process a residency coaching programme or being registered by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.


The Federal Competitors and Shopper Safety Fee, FCCPC, arraigned Dr Anu Adepoju earlier than Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Lagos, over her companies which allegedly resulted within the demise of Nneka


Dr Anu has continued to insist that she’s a certified beauty surgeon and has undergone the required coaching. She stated she has carried out over 300 profitable surgical procedures and blamed sufferers’ problems on their failure to observe post-surgery care guideline that she provides as a result of they suppose they know higher


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