Ladue came back to Berg's office a few days later, concerned about complications, but he wasn't there. An assistant related the concern to Berg, who assured Ladue she was fine, the complaint states. Ladue also claims that at some point he recommended a treatment but did nothing else to help her, and she suffered complications from the surgery.
In November 2011, Berg's career at the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute came to an end when he attacked his girlfriend in his home, dragging her to a bedroom closet. Berg was arrested after police forced their way into the home and found the woman bound in a closet. Officers also found numerous prescription drugs in the house, including controlled substances, according to the complaint.
The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing suspended Berg's medical licenses on Nov. 30, 2011, after an emergency hearing. In the suspension order, the division said Berg's staff had quit en masse the previous summer because of his strange behavior: falling asleep while standing, swallowing handfuls of pills and buying drugs not used in his practice.
In April 2012, Berg pleaded guilty to a reduced count of second-degree felony kidnapping and two third-degree felony counts of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a firearm by a restricted person. He admitted an addiction to painkillers.
Berg and his girlfriend died in August 2012 from what police ruled to be an accidental overdose of Isoflurane, an inhaled anesthetic commonly used in surgeries.