Woman dies after cosmetic surgery in Boca Raton, Florida
A Boca Raton, Florida, cosmetic surgery center could be named as a defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit, according to the attorney for the family of a 39-year-old Brazilian woman. The womanreportedly had a tummy tuck, neck liposuction, and a breast augmentation and lift performed at the Boca Raton Surgery Center. The woman lived in New York, was the mother of two children and worked as an Alzheimer’s patient’s caregiver.
According to the woman’s attorney, there were signs that something was not right after the surgery. The doctors allowed the woman to leave, despite the symptoms of the impending problems. There reportedly were several post-procedure phone calls made to the surgical center, during which time the family explained the problems the woman was having. The family contends they were told nothing was really wrong.
The woman reportedly suffered a stroke, though, and eventually went into a coma. She was taken to Boynton Beach’s Bethesda West Hospital. On April 24, the family made the decision to have her removed from life support after she was declared brain dead. Her organs were donated.
This story brings to light the cosmetic surgery industry in South Florida yet again, which was recently highlighted in an episode of “Katie,” which is hosted by Katie Couric. That episode was titled, “Dying to Be Beautiful: Beauty Trends that Can Prove Lethal.”
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss your options. There are civil remedies available to hold the responsible party or parties financially accountable for their recklessness or negligence. An experienced attorney will protect your rights and advise you of the best way to proceed with legal action in your case.
Source: examiner.com, “http://www.examiner.com/article/mother-of-two-dies-following-visit-to-boca-raton-surgery-center,” William Lewis, Jr., May 2, 2013.