A Houston girl has been accused of killing one other girl by illegally administering silicone butt injections throughout a beauty process.
Lisa Fernandez, 47, is going through a cost of second diploma felony manslaughter after administering the injections with no license, KTRK reported.
Fernandez went earlier than a choose for the primary time on Wednesday morning and was given a $40,000 bond. The choose additionally ordered that the 47-year-old can not carry out any unlicensed medical or beauty procedures.
Ferandez, who described herself as a “working from house magnificence advisor” in a pre-trial, instructed prosecutors that she knew the dangers of the process if administered improperly.
In accordance with particulars revealed in court docket, the sufferer, Marja McClendon, traveled to Houston from St. Louis, Missouri, to get the process on April 24, 2018, KTRK reported.
After Fernandez had administered half of the injections, McClendon reportedly started experiencing shortness of breath and began coughing.
A witness stated that Fernandez needed to cease the process a number of occasions after McClendon complained of being in ache and never with the ability to breathe correctly, in line with court docket paperwork, Click2Houston reported.
McClendon visited the ER at North Memorial Hospital in Houston later that day however left after she was evaluated. The witness stated that McClendon went again to see Fernandez the identical day and instructed her that the primary spherical of injections had “gone unhealthy.”
McClendon allegedly requested for a refund however Fernandez wouldn’t give the girl her a refund, saying she did not give refunds. This reportedly led to a verbal altercation.
After realizing that she wasn’t going to get her a refund for the process, McClendon determined to go forward with the second spherical of injections the next day, in line with the court docket paperwork.
Following the second spherical of injections, McClendon started experiencing extra well being points and began coughing up blood, in line with the witness.
McClendon traveled again house to St. Louis the place she was hospitalized and died on April 30, 2018.
An post-mortem revealed that McClendon’s instant explanation for demise have been issues of silicone pulmonary embolism—a uncommon however doubtlessly deadly dysfunction that may happen when sufferers obtain silicone injections from unlicensed professionals.
Silicone injections are used for a number of cosmetic procedures, however they’ll trigger respiratory failure if they aren’t administered by a licensed doctor.
This could result in life threatening complication, together with bleeding within the lungs. It’s because silicone that’s injected improperly can journey by means of the bloodstream and trigger blood to coagulate within the lungs, creating obstructions that may be life-threatening if not handled shortly.