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Medical Tourism: An Ugly Turn

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Back in October, a realtor from Dallas took a trip south of the border for some body work (rhinoplasty and a breast enhancement tune-up). What seems like fairly routine procedures led to some pretty serious complications, and ultimately took her life.

But there’s a larger lesson in this, one having to do with getting what one pays for, at least according to her attorney:

“So that her death is not in vain, people should think of Laura before they look for cross border discount surgery … Always LOOK before you leap!”

Always sage advice, and it appears that Ms Avila had done her homework:

Laura’s fiance Enrique Cruz said he had researched the clinic and found positive reviews online.”

Which may or may not be worth the pixels they’re printed with.

I don’t really think that one can generalize from this that medical tourism is inherently more dangerous than care we receive here, but it’s worth noting that it’s not necessarily worth the savings, either.

Caveat emptor, indeed.

[Hat Tpi: FoIB Holly R]

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    • DK

      There is danger in dentistry and having a lump in the foot removed, in the 70′s-80′s millions of Americans contracted Aids from blood transfusions from a regulated pharma which negleted beasic heat tretments and medical background checks of commercial donations. Isaac Asimov met his end in 1992 because of medical negligence. I also know women in America are so barbied they cannot walk out of the house without more face pack than the average wall cladding, you want to know why you get terrible skin post 40, well its all that c**p you wore on your face mrs jones. Turn off the mind control.




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