Cuana Weaver, a woman from California, was released on January 21st Your Facebook account: “This year is very personal. Anything that makes me happy, I will do it! “Eight days later, he crossed the border into the Mexican city of Tijuana A liposuction would cost him his life.
The 38-year-old woman alone was not harmed on Jan. 29. Kanisha Davis, a nurse, went on a diarrhea with her friend Cuana, which, like liposuction, allows you to lose belly fat.
Davis was also injured He returned to California with severe internal bleeding and vomiting after surgery and was hospitalized. Was diagnosed with severe renal failure.
Esmeralda Iguazu, the third woman from California – not related to Weaver or Davis – She suffered a septic shock To the aesthetic practice performed The same doctor, Art Chilot Aesthetic Surgery Hospital at the same place on the same day, Located in Los Torres de Tijuana, Colonia Aviazion, which promotes its services on social networks in English and Spanish.
The Art Chilot Aesthetic Surgery Clinic is owned by Jesus Manuel Peace Lopez, one of the many physicians. Without specialization in plastic surgery, they are advertised in Tijuana, Which is known as a place “Medical Travel” Because the procedures are much less expensive than in the United States.
However, Peace Lopez is a doctor Another company has a history of negligence He was kept in the same city in the state of Baja California.
In April 2015, the Federal Commission for the Protection of Health Risks (COFERIS), a Mexican government body responsible for regulating the quality of medical services, 10 Tijuana clinics announced closure Dedicated to plastic and aesthetic surgery They operated illegally.
In health centers, according to Koferis, “worked out of expired products and without a health record” or could not verify their legal function The Santa Fe Medical Group Clinic is owned by Peace Lopez.
The suspension of those ten companies came in the name of the Australian woman Eva Nicole Sarmonicas Fikiurova, died March 29, 2015 in Mexico City, Located 110 miles from Tijuana, during an aesthetic procedure at a private clinic.
In 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a warning following the return of 11 Americans who had undergone weight loss surgery in Tijuana with antibiotic-resistant infections.
The woman promised it The two decided to move to Tijuana “because of idle time due to infection” On the same day they planned their surgery at the Peace Lopez Clinic.
Weaver, who is a mother of two, did not announce to anyone in her family that she was going to operate from California to Mexico; He told his mother Diarrhea goes to Florida.
Davis promised it was done during the operation You were concerned that it was not connected to any monitor during operation. As a nurse by profession, she was also concerned Should be discharged immediately without performing any blood test And should be taken immediately to the hotel where they were staying to recover.
The woman learned of her friend’s death.. Immediately, she contacted her husband, who took her to their home in California.
However, on his return Davis began to experience internal bleeding and severe vomiting, for which he was transferred to Pomona Valley Hospital, where he was hospitalized for two weeks, where You have been diagnosed with severe kidney failure.
“If I hadn’t gone to the hospital when I did, I would have died,” he said. “I was slowly bleeding to death. I was weak. “
On the same January 29, Rio Weaver, Cuana’s mother, received a call from a relative in which they said a daughter had died at a desk in a Tijuana clinic.
The 58-year-old woman said she could not believe what she heard on the phone and did not know what to do or who was responsible for her daughter’s death.
A month later, Renee Weaver He had to go to the Tijuana morgue to identify the remains of Cuwana Start the process of sending the body back.
Health officials in the state of Baja California, where Tijuana is located, released only one document, Weaver, which was signed by David Ignacio Guterres Insunza, director of the state co-op. The cause of her daughter’s death was “secondary hypoxic encephalopathy”, Which refers to damage caused by the central nervous system due to insufficient supply of oxygen and blood.
“Cuana is a very independent woman; A nice, loving, smart and very intelligent black woman, ”said Renee Weaver San Diego Union-Tribune. “That doctor took a lot from me and my family. Undoubtedly, I want to share his story.”
“What saddens me the most is that this happened to my daughter because she was already so beautiful to me, inside and out, I could not see it.”
Dr. Jesus Manuel Peace Lopez’s Art Chilot Aesthetic Surgery Hospital, for its part (until the date of publication of this work), continues to promote Your Instagram profile Surgeries for clients on both sides of the border.