Dr. Paymon Simoni died Friday from a brain hemorrhage due to complications from COVID-19, which he contracted from a patient he operated on.
He was 50.
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Dr. Simoni was doing a lip injection on a patient last month and she unknowingly had COVID-19. The woman was temperature-checked and she filled out a COVID questionnaire, but she had not been tested for COVID-19 at that time.
While the doctor was performing the procedure, sources say the woman coughed in his face. The doctor had his mask on, but the woman’s cough sprayed on him.
A few days later the woman called the office and told them that she tested positive for COVID-19.
Dr. Simoni immediately went into quarantine. Shortly after, he started experiencing symptoms and before long he was on a ventilator at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
He was eventually placed in a medically induced coma due to lung failure, and he passed on Friday from a brain hemorrhage.
Our condolences go out to the Simoni family.