British mother left with brain damage after nose job in Turkey
British mother is left fighting for life with brain damage after suffering seizures while undergoing a nose job in Turkey
- Michelle Williams, 46, a teacher from London, has been in a coma since August
- She went into cardiac arrest during a rhinoplasty surgery in Istanbul
- Family are suing hospital after she suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen
- Ms Williams had been working as a primary school teacher in Turkey
A British mother has been left fighting for her life with brain damage after suffering seizures while undergoing a nose job in Turkey.
Michelle Williams, 46, a teacher from east London, is breathing through a tracheotomy tube following the operation at a private hospital in Istanbul.
‘It is a nightmare,’ sister Nikisha Lynch, 37, told The Sun.
‘Michelle has been through a lot. She has not regained consciousness after what happened and she has got some brain damage, but we don’t know to what extent.’
Michelle Williams, 46, has not regained consciousness after going into cardiac during rhinoplasty surgery in Istanbul on August 14
Ms Williams with her 27-year-old daughter LaCharné Gray who has visited her in hospital in Turkey with other relatives
Ms Williams, who was working in Turkey at a primary school, underwent the rhinoplasty procedure on August 14.
The surgery, which costs around £3,500, was something she’d been excited about and rang her sister the morning of.
‘And the next thing, I got a phone call at about 12.20pm telling me that she had suffered a cardiac arrest,’ Ms Lynch said.
‘I was shocked. We flew straight over to Istanbul and have taken it in turns to go there ever since.’
Ms Williams’s 27-year-old daughter LaCharné Gray has also been to sit beside her mother’s bedside.
Ms Williams had been given a general anaesthetic before going into cardiac arrest and then suffered seizures which lasted for three hours.
The brain damage was caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Medics have not been able to say to what extent her brain has been injured.
Ms Williams at her graduation from Middlesex University in Hendon, north-west London
An image posted by Ms Williams’s family on a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for the cost of an air ambulance and legal fees
Since then, Ms Williams has also been infected with pneumonia and has a feeding tube fitted to her stomach.
The family has hired a lawyer and they are suing the hospital for negligence.
MailOnline has asked the Academic Hospital in Instanbul for comment.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘Our staff are supporting a British woman in hospital in Turkey.
‘We have offered advice to her, and are in contact with her family, her legal representatives and the Turkish health authorities.’
Ms Williams on a ski slope
Ms Williams is a teacher from east London who was working at a primary school in Istanbul
Ms Williams’s family are raising money to pay for the cost of her repatriation to the UK and the legal fees in their case against the hospital.
It is the latest horror story to emerge from the plastic surgeries of Turkey which have become a hot-spot for British tourists looking for a cheap cosmetic procedure.
Among the most popular are ‘Brazlian butt-lifts,’ breast augmentation, liposuction and teeth-whitening.
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