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Woman Who Went To Mexico For Plastic Surgery Ends Up In Coma, Dies

Posted at 3:38 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 15:38:45-05

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DALLAS, Tx. (NBC NEWS) – Laura Avila, of Dallas, visited a clinic in Mexico for plastic surgery, went into cardiac arrest during the procedure and never woke up.

A family attorney told WFAA-TV on Saturday that Avila, 36, has died. The real estate agent had traveled there for a nose procedure.

“She had the best of life in front of her until this tragic, unfortunate and senseless death,” attorney Larry Friedman said in a statement to the news station.

According to The Dallas Morning News, she died about 8:20 a.m. after traveling to Ciudad Juarez in October because the rate was less expensive, but something went wrong, her brain swelled and she suffered cardiac arrest, the family said.

GoFundMe account previously created by her sister for medical bills and her parents has raised more than $80,000 as of Saturday evening.