Money won’t bring Bev back, but somebody’s gotta pay
Beverly Brignoni’s Boyfriend Plans To Sue Doctor And Clinic
A Bronx beauty who traveled to the Dominican Republic for affordable plastic surgery died on the operating table — and now her family wants answers.
Beverly Brignoni, 29, was an upbeat and happy single mother when she flew to Santo Domingo on Feb. 19 to get a tummy tuck at a clinic her friends had recommended.
A day later she was dead — the victim of a pulmonary embolism, the doctor told her stunned family.
“I’m still trying to understand it. I can’t really comprehend that she’s gone,” said boyfriend Lesley Martinez, 32, who made the fateful journey alongside his girlfriend of one year.
“I was with her right up until she went into the surgery. We kissed goodbye, said we loved each other, and they wheeled her away,” he said. “That was the last time I saw her.”
Shortly after his girlfriend’s surgery started, Martinez was handed her clothes and brought to a recovery room to wait for her.
When Lorenzo appeared, at 3 p.m., he brought the worst possible news.
“He said he was so sorry, that she was gone, that he had lost her,” said Martinez. “He said she had an embolism and died.”
The family has now secured a lawyer on the island and plans to sue the clinic and Lorenzo. Vista del Jardin was briefly shut down after Brignoni’s death when Health Ministry officials inspected it and found bacteria and violations of bio-sanitary regulations.
The doctor did not respond to calls for comment.
Nothin’ wrong with losing weight and living a healthier life, but at some point you gotta just love who are and be happy. Hopefully lawsuits like these will put pressure on law enforcement to shut down these janky “plastic surgeons”.
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