Florida family seeks justice for 26-year-old BBL patient
A Florida family is searching for answers after Jaynisha “Jayla” Williams, 26, underwent plastic surgery for a breast augmentation and Brazilian butt lift, but never regained consciousness.
According to Florida’s NBC Miami news station, the surgery took place on October 20, 2021. Williams and her mother Latoshia Leggett visited the Best U Now plastic surgery center in Plantation, Florida. Leggett took a flight from California to check in with her daughter.
Leggett’s Cruel Day
Leggett waited in the facility lobby as the doctors began working with her daughter.
I asked every hour, ‘How is my daughter? How’s everything?’ and they kept telling me, ‘She’s fine. Everything’s fine.’
As time went on, Leggett noticed other patients leaving the facility. But her daughter never showed up.
Then she heard the ambulance coming.
The ambulance pulled up. That’s when I said, ‘Sorry, can someone tell me what’s going on?’
William’s body was then removed from the facility by staff, who later informed the mother of her daughter’s passing.
They politely grabbed me and said: ‘Your daughter is dead.’
The amazing revelations that have been made since Williams’ death
According to the local news station, a report from the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office noted that the cosmetic procedure was “complete”. However, Williams “never regained consciousness from anesthesia.” Williams’ cause of death has been listed as “unknown.”
The Florida Department of Health has filed an administrative complaint against Best U Now. The complaint also includes licensed surgery center Serenity Capital Investments LLC, Dr. John Edward Nees, the facility’s designated physician.
Reports also revealed that an OBGYN, named Dr. Millicent Muir, anesthetized Williams. According to the Atlanta Black Star, Muir was “restricted” from practicing because of an “irrelevant complaint.”
In the state of Florida, surgeons are required to use a “qualified anesthesia provider” to administer anesthesia. Qualified professionals include certified anesthesiologists or registered anesthesiologists, to administer anesthesia, NBC 6 reports.
The Florida Department of Health is requesting the suspension or revocation of the center’s registration. And for Dr. John Edward Nees also fined. As for Dr. Millicent Muir, she agreed to an interview with NBC 6. But the news agency reported that she gave them the wrong phone number.
Consequences affecting the Williams family
According to the source, no one from Best U Now has contacted the family since Williams’ death. The 26-year-old mother leaves behind two 5-year-old and 2-year-old children.
Jaynisha “Jayla” Williams, 26, is a photographer, wife, mother of two young children and a close friend of her older sister.
“She is very caring and always knows what to say, has a cheerful personality and is all about beautiful soul,” her sister said. https://t.co/ZDlU5QeXWS
– NECN (@NECN) December 18, 2022
Leggett shared that the children did not understand what happened to their mother.
It’s hard. They asked if they could go to heaven to see their mother. They don’t understand.