Source:Michael Sallah, Maria Perez, Steve Reilly, Marisa Kwiatkowski, Janine Zeitlin, Dorothy Edwards, Katie Klann, Judy S. Reich, Jarrad Henderson, Ryan Garza, Jon Austria. Graphics: Karl Gelles, Ramon Padilla, Veronica Bravo, Frank Gluck, Melanie Payne,
Affiliation:USA TODAY Network
Date:January 30, 2019; February 6, 2019; April 22, 2019; April 23, 2019; December 12, 2019
This business helped transform Miami into a national plastic surgery destination. Eight women died.
The series exposed high-volume cosmetic surgery clinics that have helped transform Florida into a national destination for plastic surgery even as they violated safety standards, leading to dozens of injuries and deaths. Survivors of medical malpractice were stuck paying the cost – financially, physically and psychologically – when their doctors failed to carry malpractice liability insurance, a common cost-saving measure in South Florida plastic surgery clinics.