British woman dies after botched boob job

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A British beautician has tragically died after undergoing a boob job in Spain.

Donna Butterfield, 30, from Wrexham in north Wales, had a breast enlargement performed several years ago but had returned to have an imbalance corrected, costing her $11,650, according to her relatives.

She flew back to Majorca, in Spain’s Balearic Islands, in September last year.

It is thought that Ms Butterfield, who had a pre-existing heart condition, had a fatal reaction to the anaesthetic sparking a heart attack.

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After being admitted to intensive care for almost two weeks, she died on September 13.

Ms Butterfield’s family revealed that all the preceding consultations had been conducted by email, and claimed that very few precautions had been taken by the clinic beforehand.

They also said that when they flew out to the clinic, they were given a confused account by the surgeon.

Ms Butterfield’s friends said that the surgeon appeared nervous, and conflicted and could not explain what exactly went wrong.

An anaesthetist who is already in prison for the manslaughter of another patient has been arrested over Ms Butterfield’s death.

Police confirmed that he had previously been handed a medical ban but had been continuing to operate.

Despite the ban he took part in the operation on Ms Butterfield last September before he started his jail term,

It is understood that the emergency services who responded to the call were shocked by the condition Ms Butterfield was in and that CPR had not been properly administered, according to a police report.

The young Briton suffered serious brain damage while in cardiac arrest, and she was unable to recover.

Ms Butterfield’s family, including her mother, stepfather and brother flew to Majorca to be with her – while her brother also set up a GoFundMe to bring her home.

The GoFundMe said that Ms Butterfield had suffered a reaction from the anaesthetic and went into a cardiac arrest followed by a coma.

It went on to say that a CAT scan had shown severe brain damage.

“Her family are now over there by her side, as close friends to Donna we want to do everything we can to help her and her family in any way possible in these extremely difficult times,” the GoFundMe read.

Unfortunately, their efforts were in vain, and Ms Butterfield tragically passed just under two weeks later.

Man arrested

The revelations come just hours after the Spanish National Police in Majorca arrested the director of the clinic.

A spokesman for the force said: “National Police officers have arrested a 69-year-old man responsible for managing a clinic in Palma where he also worked as a practitioner, for crimes of gross negligence manslaughter and breaching a medical ban following the death of a patient.

“Our homicide unit began an investigation and after gathering together all the documentation related to the medical intervention and taking statements from health professionals, arrested the director of the clinic who was also a medical practitioner.

“Investigators have accused one of the other two health professionals who participated in the surgery of the same type of manslaughter crime as the clinic director.

“The other man cannot be accused of any crime due to his sudden death two months after the surgery.”

According to the National Police, the procedure involved several irregularities.

One of which was that the health professionals agreed to practice a second cosmetic procedure without warning or properly informing the patient of the risks.

It has also since been revealed that the patient went into cardiac arrest when the clinicians were preparing to perform the second operation.

The police went on to say that the signed patient consent forms were written in Spanish and, according to the British woman’s family, the patient didn’t know how to read Spanish.

Confirming that the director’s arrest happened in prison, the spokesman added: “The practitioner who was arrested was in prison for another issue related to the exercising of his profession”.

“Officers had to ask for his release from prison so he could be informed of this new charge before he was returned to jail afterwards.

“He had been disqualified from practising medicine and holding positions of responsibility in health centres and despite that ignored the ban to take part in the surgery the dead woman underwent.”

– With The Sun

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