Toxic Tush case results in manslaughter decision

In November of 2011, we were shocked by a story that alleged a fake doctor was injecting potentially toxic but certainly dangerous material in women’s backsides to make them larger.

Oneal Ron Morris conducted the unsanitary and horrific procedure by injecting silicone caulk, cement, and mineral oil into the tissue and sealing it up with Super Glue. Women were charged from $700 to $2000 and assured the process was safe. 31-year-old Shatarka Nuby of Tallahassee Florida died from what an assistant medical examiner called “massive systemic silicone migration” due to “cosmetic silicone injections of the buttocks and hips.” She was treated 10 times.

Morris appears in court and reads a statement in her defense.

Morris was charged with manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license, pleading no contest. Morris, originally reported as male but now identifying as female, reported used the same procedure for cosmetic enhancement that resulted in abnormally huge and misshapen lower pelvis. Morris was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the crimes.

Obviously, this is a difficult story to comprehend. The lawyer for Morris noted that the women knew this was not a licensed physician, yet they took the risk. Apparently, she didn’t make them sign a waiver, not that that would necessarily have mattered. Regardless, in search of perceived beauty or a quick fix, people are far too naive and trusting and don’t seriously consider the real risk of treatment by quacks.

Let’s hope the massive publicity this case got serves as a warning to others not to hit up back room “surgeons” of any type.

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