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Patient’s death results in prison sentence

When Kentucky women undergo medical procedures, they trust that the doctor is an expert and has their best interests in mind. However, in some cases doctors might betray this trust, and the procedure might result in the patient’s death. This was recently the case in Florida.

A woman recently received a 10-year prison sentence after a patient died as a result of a medical procedure. The defendant performed injections on a woman to enlarge her backside. According to authorities, these injections did not consist of just silicone but included cement and tire sealant. The defendant was also accused of using super glue to close injection sites. She had performed the procedure on herself as well as the patient. The woman performed these injections without a medical license.

The injections were administered to the patient on numerous occasions, according to a relative, beginning in 2007. However, they did not garner attention until after the patient’s death. While performing a medical examination, the coroner found the silicone mixture, and it is thought to have led to the patient’s death. The defendant pleaded no contest despite denying the use of cement and tire sealant, as she did not think she would receive a fair trial.

While many patients trust their doctor’s expertise, medical malpractice can sometimes occur. When families suspect that a medical procedure led to a loved one’s death, it can often be difficult to know what should be done next. Family members may want to consult a lawyer to understand how they should proceed.

Source: NY Daily News, “Miami ‘toxic tush’ injector sentenced for death of patient,” Christopher Brennan, March 27, 2017


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