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Posted on August 25, 2015 by

Woman Pays the Ultimate Price for Beauty

In today’s society, there is a lot of pressure placed on women to be the best looking, the thinnest, or to have the nicest body. There is a billion dollar industry with trained, certified professionals who will give women almost anything they ask for to improve their bodies. However, some women seek services from a non-professional, which can have devastating results.

This was the case for Daysha Phillips, a 22 year old Edmundson woman. Phillips went to the Drury Inn on July 26 to receive buttocks enhancing injections in a “black market” procedure. Shortly after getting home following the procedure, Phillips had difficulty breathing. She was taken to the hospital, where she was declared brain dead and taken off life support. While police are waiting for the medical examiner’s report, Edmundson police chief said they are trying to identify the person or people who gave Phillips the injections. He is confident the medical examiner will rule it a homicide.

Experts say that black market procedures can contain industrial grade silicone and glue that the person who performs them can purchase from a hardware store. If injected, these substances can get into the lungs leading to death. Anything foreign injected into the body can cause complications and travels through blood vessels, potentially causing clotting.

If you know someone who has died because of someone else’s wrongdoing, let your St. Louis wrongful death attorneys help you today.