With the increased popularity of sexy curves (think Beyonce. J. Lo, or Jessica Biel), savvy women are fully aware of the advantages that a seductive derrière delivers when it comes to attracting men.
In a 2010 New Jersey case, a model named Anivia Cruz-Dilworth, was arrested and charged with administering toxic silicone calk buttock boosting injections to six women. The women ended up seeking medical attention and some required surgery according to the Newark based Star-Ledger newspaper. A judge threw out the case because any law that Cruz-Dilworth had broken was not specified in the indictment.
Minerva Rodriguez was interested in a buttock augmentation. She contacted an unlicensed individual who injected Rodriguez’s buttocks with lidocaine, a substance typically used to numb the skin. After the injection, Rodriguez immediately became ill, and started vomiting. Although she was rushed to a hospital, she died several hours later.
It’s not just the fairer sex who are willing to use body enhancement options. The trend of injections for penile enlargement is a popular and risky procedure used by under-endowed men, and men who buy into the bigger is better way of thinking. The most commonly used substances include industrial-grade silicone, beeswax, olive oil and paraffin.
As a result of penile enlargement procedures, some men have died due to severe complications. In 2013, Justin Street, sought the services of New Jersey resident Kasia Rivera, who advertised an enlargement procedure performed in her apartment. It was later determined that Rivera does not have medical training or a license.
According to the medical examiner, 22-year-old Street who died the next day, suffered a silicone embolism in the lungs. After an investigation and a ruling by the medical examiner, Rivera who remains free on $75,000 bail, was charged with homicide, manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license.
In addition, there are procedures such as Botox injections, chemical peels, tissue augmentation and laser treatments offered at medical spas that are operating without medical supervision.
In some spas, you will find medical doctors supplementing their income by performing procedures for which they are not trained. To cite several examples, consumers are able to schedule appointments for Juvederm lip injections, Botox injections, and Restylane®, a skin enhancing injectable gel that’s noted for dramatic results.
Many national plastic surgery and dermatology medical societies consider the use of chemical peels, injections, lasers, electrical impulses, lights, insertions or tissue augmentation as procedures that should be classified under the practice of medicine.
If you, a friend or a loved one have experienced issues with any of these procedures, don’t hesitate to contact our Louisville personal injury lawyers for a free consultation.