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Medical malpractice suspected after beauty queen who received a $1000 coupon for surgery as pageant prize dies during liposuction

The family of 19 year old Catherine Cando Cornejo is claiming that medical malpractice is at the origin of the death of the young beauty queen. The young woman decided to have an abdominal liposuction after she won a coupon for a surgery during a beauty pageant in Ecuador. According to the family, doctors had been pushing her at multiple occasions to undergo what seems to be an unnecessary surgery to loose one inch from her waist. The victim apparently died from cerebral edema according to autopsy results. Medical Malpractice in Ecuador is punishable with one to three years in jail.

Read more in the New York Post