CBS2 News is reporting on the latest developments in a medical malpractice situation out of California. Last month we reported on this blog about the charges filed against two sisters, Guadalupe and Alejandro Viveros for operating an unlicensed cosmetic clinic.
Many of their clients ultimately informed authorities of problems that they had encountered following the cosmetic surgery performed by the sisters. For many clients the substances injected into them during surgery had hardened into a solid plastic. The hardened material often became infected, leading to serious health consequences for the former patients.
The case took another turn this week as one of the former patients died, purportedly as a result of the complications from the unknown substance injected into her by the sisters at the clinic.
Following the death, the sisters failed to show up to a scheduled court arraignment. It is believed that they may have fled to Mexico. The elder sister, Guadalupe, claimed to be a medical doctor in Mexico, though she was not licensed to practice medicine in the United States.
These and similar stories recount the shocking and all too prevalent forms that medical malpractice may take. While most patients will fortunately be spared the complications caused by medical professionals who are not legally allowed to practice medicine, too many will still become the victims of more nuanced forms of medical error. Our Chicago medical malpractice lawyers at Levin & Perconti are committed to fighting for the rights of all victims of medical error. If you or anyone you know may have been injured due to mistreatment or negligence by a medical professional be sure to contact a medical malpractice attorney today.