Probe launched over death of British woman after cosmetic hip surgery in Turkey
Leah Cambridge and her partner
A provincial health directorate has launched an investigation over the death of a British woman who is said to have died after having cosmetic hip surgery at a clinic in the Turkish western province of İzmir.
The provincial health directorate head told state-run Anadolu Agency on Aug. 29 they had been informed of Leah Cambridge’s death and will analyze whether everything “medically necessary” had been done.
“The hospital management is also looking into whether there was any medical insufficiency. We will meet with both the management and the doctor [who performed the operation]. The doctor nor the hospital would want such an incident to happen. We are saddened. We will look into the incident and do what is unnecessary,” Bediha Salnur was quoted as saying.
Cambridge, a 29-year-old mother of three, lost her life on Aug. 27 due to potential medical complications after undergoing a “Brazilian butt lift” procedure a day before, Demirören News Agency has reported. No autopsy was undertaken and the woman’s body was dispatched to the U.K., the agency said.
Meanwhile, the hospital’s management confirmed to Anadolu Agency that medical complications had risen following the surgery and such operations carried a complication risk of 0.2-0.5 percent. They also reportedly said they would release a more detailed explanation following the relevant doctor’s statement.