A 29-year-old woman and mother of two traveled to South Florida for a cosmetic surgery and died after the procedure due to medical complications, the police reported.
Heather Meadows, from West Virginia, suffered medical complications after a cosmetic surgery at Encore Plastic Surgery in Miami-Dade County, Hialeah police told the Miami Herald.
The Hialeah Police Department didn’t reveal to the Herald what procedure Encore had performed on Meadows and officials at Encore didn’t immediately answer a phone call or email.
On Friday, a Facebook user wrote a post on Encore’s page accusing them of not responding questions as the cause of the death of the 29-year-old mother.
“We all know she was rushed to the hospital and later pronounced dead,” the post reads.
Through its website and Facebook page, Encore promotes breast implants, Brazilian butt lifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction and a procedure called a “Mommy Makeover.”
According to Darren Caprara, director of operations at the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Department, the results of the autopsy that Coroners conducted on Meadows Friday will not be available until after police finish their investigation.
Gamberini assured that they will diligent and thorough in protecting the public from unsafe health care practices.
“In any complaint investigation, the department uses its authority to subpoena all relevant records and to conduct interviews that will support the investigation. Every health care licensee is afforded due process rights under the law,” he elaborated.
Encore is implicated in a few deaths for medical complications
WSVN-TV interviewed a woman outside the clinic that said that Encore had offered her cosmetic surgery at $8,000 less than competitors. Another woman asked Encore for her deposit back after she heard at the new station out about Meadows’ death, she said she wouldn’t have surgery at a chop shop, as she qualified the medical center.
Dr. Osakatukei (Osak) Omulepu, listed on Encore’s website, is being accused of medical malpractice after state health officials claimed that he seriously injured four patients in two days at Vanity and another clinic. He has denied the charges but health authorities are still trying to revoke his license.
The licensed clinic has no active complaints, according to state health officials. However, the Miami Herald linked Encore to a case of an active medical malpractice. Encore is also linked to a 2013 death at another Hialeah clinic a buttocks augmentation.
In 2007, Encore President Ismael Labrador paid a $30,000 fine following the accusation of police that said that said he employed unlicensed doctors, the Herald show reported.
In July 2013, a woman died because of complications from her surgery in Hialeah at Vanity Cosmetic Surgery, which Labrador owns.
Source: New York Daily News