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Doctor who filmed music videos during surgeries sued after patient suffers brain damage

An Atlanta-based doctor who was reportedly filmed singing and dancing next to unconscious patients is being sued by multiple patients, including one who suffered brain damage during one of her procedures, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

According to the paper, Dr. Windell Bouette uploaded more than 20 YouTube clips that show her dancing around unmoving patients while she sings and dances to popular songs.

In one video, Bouette is seen cutting into a patient's abdomen while she sings and dances along to O.T. Genasis' song "Cut it." 

In another video, Bouette is seen dancing around with her surgical instruments  and performing her own version of Migos' "Bad and Boujee."  

"My patients are bad and boujee. Building up fat in the booty. My patients are snatched with big booties. We got tummy tucks and BBLs TOO!" (BBL stands for Brazilian butt lifts, a type of surgery, according to CNN.) The patient's half-bare buttocks are in view.

Iclima Cornelius, a 55-year-old bride-to-be came to Bouette's clinic in Feb. 2016 for Botox and anti-wrinkle treatments. According to a lawsuit, the doctor pushed her into having a pre-wedding tummy tuck and during the middle of the procedure, Cornelius' heart stopped. According to the AJC, Bouette's staff was not equipped to handle the situation and had to call 911. Paramedics arrived at the scene and restarted her heart, but Cornelius was left with permanent brain damage from lack of oxygen. She is now severely disabled and requires around-the-clock care.

Another patient claims she woke up after surgery in a hotel room that she had no memory of checking into. She later learned the doctor took her to the hotel after her procedure. An expert who examined her case claims Bouette breached care standards.

Bouette is only certified as a dermatologist, not a plastic surgeon or general surgeon, but she still manages to work at a cosmetic surgeon, according to the paper.  

She's settled five malpractice lawsuits in the last four months with four more pending.

The Georgia Composite Medical Board is barred from discussing individual cases and won’t comment.


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