On Thursday, a 51-year-old woman named Altagracia Díaz died while undergoing plastic surgery at the International Center for Advanced Plastic Surgery in Santo Domingo.
This is the clinic where singer Cardi B was supposed to have her surgery.
However, she backed out of the appointment she had scheduled with Dr.Hector Cabral.
She was also going to have built-up fluid removed from under her skin caused by a liposuction surgery that she had three years ago at the same clinic.
“I pleaded with my mother not to go for this surgery as it didn’t have much significant due to her age,” Said Yatnna Rivera.
But Diaz insisted on going for the surgery, saying it was because of the liposuction surgery fluid buildup.
She got shocked when she was told that her mother had passed on.
According to Dr.Héctor Cabral overseeing the surgery, her mother had died due to complications she suffered due to an ‘unexpected event.’
Dr. Hector Cabral then denied access to Rivera to see her mother after waiting for long hours.
This led to her posting to her live Instagram to demand answers from the surgeon. Her mother was lying on a bed with tubes sticking out of her mouth in the intensive care unit.
“My mum died a long time ago; they were buying time and looking for an excuse to make it look good,” said Rivera.
According to Dr. Cabral, Rivera’s mother was OK when the surgery began. However, an unexpected event occurred while undergoing surgery.
They tried as much as possible to save Diaz’s life by placing her in the intensive care unit, but they couldn’t. The doctor also denied rumors of wanting to run away from the country.
Rivera and her family are now accusing the doctor of medical malpractice.
This comes after Cardi B claimed she also had the same feeling before she canceled her appointment with the same surgeon.
In 2011, Cabral was arrested in New York City and accused of searching for prospective clients at beauty salons and inviting them to his clinic for consultations.
Dr. Hector was charged with ten counts of the unauthorized practice of medicine, but the attorney general reached a deal with Cabral before the case ever appeared before a judge and jury.
He was given 250 hours of community service – which were served in the Dominican Republic – a $5,000 fine, and was ordered to pay $23,055 in restitution.
Altagracia Díaz was laid to rest on Saturday, and authorities are now investigating what led to her Death.