On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, November 21, 2011
A woman who suffered severe injuries in her buttocks is accusing another woman of posing as a doctor and filling her body with strange and possibly toxic substances, including cement and material used to patch leaky tires. Police have charged the woman who performed the procedure with practicing medicine without a license and assault. It remains to be seen if the suspect faces a medical malpractice lawsuit from the victim.
The victim worked at a nightclub and was looking for a way to make her hips curvier. A friend referred her to the suspect, who allegedly claimed to be a licensed physician and offered to inject her buttocks with a solution for $700. Using a tube, the “doctor” injected a substance made of cement, mineral oil and “Fix a Flat” into several locations in the patient’s buttocks.
The procedure was very painful, but when the patient complained the suspect reportedly said, “Oh don’t worry, you’ll be fine … it all works itself out.”
After going home, the patient developed severe abdominal pain and sores on her buttocks. Embarrassed, she avoided treatment for some time, before her mother took her to the hospital. Doctors there alerted the state health department about the bizarre operation and its painful effects.
Police said the woman avoided capture for a year by frequently changing locations. Authorities finally caught up with her and arrested her on Nov. 18. She was charged with practicing medicine without a license causing seriously bodily injury. The suspect, a transgendered woman, appears to have undergone the procedure herself, based on mug shots that appear to show an unusually large backside.
Source: WVUE-TV, “Victim of fake doctor’s plastic surgery was afraid to come forward,” Nov. 21, 2011