The California medical board faults Dr. Daniel Shin in his care of Tamara Walter, who died in 2010 after she had a Lap-Band implanted at a Beverly Hills clinic affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign.
The county’s board of supervisors schedules a hearing to examine how it can ensure ‘truthful advertising’ on billboards within unincorporated areas that would comply with 1st Amendment free speech guarantees.
Paula Rojeski, 55, of Orange County died shortly after undergoing Lap-Band surgery at a clinic affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN ad campaign, according to records. The coroner has not determined the cause of death.
The agency, on its advisory panel’s recommendation, approved broader use of the Lap-Band despite concerns. It also appears that the agency didn’t consider the firm’s checkered past over its Botox marketing.