He had a past history of negligence and was charged for the deaths of two women in but the charges were dropped for lack of evidence.
Then in July, Alexandra Medina, a year-old from Yonkers, became the second New Yorker and third American to die within a month in a Dominican plastic surgery clinic when she went for a tummy tuck. Of the 12 New Yorkers who have died in Dominican plastic surgeries in the last six years, all but one underwent multiple surgeries at once. All 12 were black or Hispanic. Dr Myla Bennett, an Atlanta-based plastic surgeon who describes herself as a safe surgery advocate, started to speak out against botched plastic surgeries abroad on her social media pages a few years ago after realizing most patients being hurt and killed were women of color or people of lower socioeconomic status.
Contreras and Cabral are also known for the nine combined times they have made headlines after patients died on their operating tables.
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In a radio interview with Radio Zol FM in June , Contreras admitted that there were three more accusations made against him from the families of three other patients who had died after surgery with him since He said that Dominican authorities declared no medical malpractices in those deaths. Thirty minutes away from the posh hills of Arroyo Hondo towards the city center, CIPLA was shut down not as a result of a death during surgery, but due to a bacterial outbreak in July in its operating rooms that infected 32 Americans, three of them New York City residents.
A study last year by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons noted that between and there were 29 cases of postoperative infections in the Dominican Republic, compared to just three in Mexico — the second country with the most cases of plastic surgery tourists. It has not reopened.
There is one other known case this year of a death of a Dominican native — Julia Arias, who died after receiving a procedure in January in Santo Domingo. On his Instagram account, which has more than , followers , Cabral publishes client testimonials and highly stylized before and after photos.
Thousands of pictures of women show them with the camera focused on their new breasts under tightly stretched tops or flaunting their new hips as they bulge out from under bikini straps. The comments section of each post turns into a tug-of-war for likes between those who say his surgeries are dangerous and those who swear by his work. According to the attorney general, Cabral offered medical consultations to women in beauty salons in Washington Heights as a recruiting tactic.
In the press conference, an unprompted Cabral said he never tried to flee the country.
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The Dominican Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, the local regulatory board that oversees the industry, told a local news station that Cabral had been suspended from the association since The Guardian called and sent messages to Cabral on several occasions. Is there reason to be concerned?
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Per her husband, Schaup-Werner did suffer from heart problems. May Just days after checking in to the Playa Nueva Romana hotel, Edward Nathaniel Holmes, 63, and Cynthia Ann Day, 49, were found dead in their hotel room after suffering from respiratory failure brought on by pulmonary edema, CNN reports. According to local outlet SILive. It is unclear which resort at which she was staying. The state department has confirmed the death but not yet revealed the cause.
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Reportedly, Caruso had long suffered from related health problems. And those are just the deaths in the past few months.
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Per the New York Times and other outlets, the number of American deaths increases to at least 12 if you include those from There have also been recent reports of people becoming seriously ill while vacationing in the country. In early June, Bachelor star Melissa Rycroft came down with a mysterious stomach bug while on vacation. According to the New York Post , though, local authorities are currently investigating whether bootleg liquor laced with anti-freeze could be the culprit. In an earlier interview with the Times, Dr.
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Panettieri said that travelers should not write off the country as dangerous; instead, they should focus their concern on the hotels where people have died. Per the Times , the toxicology reports are due out in mid-July.
But still, some people have been so alarmed by the reports, they have postponed or cancelled their upcoming trips to the country. Most recently, singer Rick Springfield announced that he was going so far as to cancel his concert in Punta Cana, scheduled for this November.