In a report today (Aug.16.2013) by CBS news affiliate in Miami, Florida, a young woman underwent surgery for a breast augmentation procedure at Coral Gables Cosmetic Center on Monday, Aug. 15. She was rushed to Mercy Hospital where she remains in critical condition.
Linda Perez, an 18-year old girl is in a coma and no explanation has been given for the complications. The girl's mother, Mariela Diez, said, "What they gave me was my daughter as a vegetable." The parents are outraged that they still do not know the cause of their daughter's coma.
Perez is the mother of a 3-year old went to Dr. Jacob Freiman who performed the surgery for a breast augmentation. She was in surgery under the care of Dr. Freiman and anesthesiolgist, Dr. Mario Alberto Diaz.
Dr. Diaz has former complaints filed against him. Dr. Diaz spent time in Federal prison for illegally dispensing pain pills over the interest. His license was suspended for a year following his arrest.
An attorney for Coral Gables Cosmetic Center issued a statement, "We at Coral Gables Cosmetic Center are committed to upholding the highest standard of medical care and patient safety. For privacy reasons we cannot comment on any medical issues related to its patients."
Meanwhile, Perez's parents are waiting for a miracle. "It would be a miracle from God if they saved her," said Mariela Diaz (mother).
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Aug. 23: Examiner.com recently picked up an NBC article that contains inaccurate information that Dr. Jacob Freiman is not board-certified – http://www.examiner.com/article/miami-woman-suffered-heart-and-brain-damage-after-breast-augmentation-surgery. Since then, NBC has corrected the erroneous information and we need you to please do the same.
To view the corrected NBC article that NBC later published, http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Breast-Augmentation-Surgery-Leads-to-... ld-219870011.html.As you can see, the corrected information states that Dr. Jacob Freiman is indeed board-certified. Please immediately include this correction with the article or remove the article from the site. Let us know when we can expect to see these revisions made on the website.
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