Laura Avila died on Saturday after a arranged nose job in Mexico went extremely wrong. Now her fiancé is accusing the Mexican doctors of murder.
Avila’s fiancé, Enrique Cruz, told CBS News that the medical facility in Juarez, Mexico, was close down after he and Avila’s family hired attorneys. They’re expecting that the doctors be charged with carelesness and murder, he said.
Laura’s sister, Angie Avila, already wrote on a GoFundMe page created to foot Avila’s medical expenses that the family had hired lawyers in Juarez to help get her medical records. Angie said she was troubled the records would be altered, so the family was “trying to move quickly on the legal end.”
Avila went in for a usual nose job on Oct. 30 but never woke up due to complications from the anesthesia. She reportedly suffered brain damage when the anesthesia, that was injected into her spine, reached her brain. Angie wrote on the GoFundMe page that the 36-year-old was put under a medically induced coma following cardiac arrest.
Avila’s family took her across the border to a hospital in El Paso, Texas, but Angie told friends and family that her sister had died on Saturday. In a Facebook post, She called Laura her “angelic sister/second mom/best friend & Heartbeat”.
Avila’s fiancé told CBS that he journeyed from Dallas to Mexico with her last month and plans to spread her ashes in the ocean of Tulum, where the couple planned to get married,.
Cruz said “I’m kind of numb right now with everything that is going on and trying to be strong for the family,”.
The family’s attorney encouraged others to think about Avila before traveling to Mexico to save money on medical procedures.
Larry Friedman said in a statement to WFAA “So that her death is not in vain, people should think of Laura before they look for cross-border discount surgery, “They should do their homework and investigate the experience, training and track record of anyone BEFORE they sign up. Always LOOK before you leap!