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Mum of five dies after having an illegal Brazilian butt lift

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The family of a Tennessee mother of five who died after she had an illegal Brazilian butt lift has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her doctor and the surgery center

Mum of five dies after having an illegal Brazilian butt lift

Erica Russell, 33, died on June 16, 2021, after Dr. John Sampson punctured her intestines, bladder, liver and abdominal wall during her surgery. Russell died after a fat deposit blocked her bloodstream and ‘triggered fatal cardiac arrest.’

According to a press release from Stewart Tilghman Fox & Bianchi & Cain, the law firm representing her family, Russell’s procedure started at 8.31pm, and a little over two hours later, she was dead.

Mum of five dies after having an illegal Brazilian butt lift

‘What happened to Ms. Russell should have never happened. This is assembly line medicine and that’s what killed her,’ Attorney Michael Levine said.

Sampson has since been banned from performing Brazilian butt lift surgeries at Seduction Cosmetic Center in Coral Gables, Florida, was fined $20,000, but was able to keep his license.

Mum of five dies after having an illegal Brazilian butt lift