Death During "Smile-Enhancement" Surgery

Death During "Smile-Enhancement" Surgery

Feb 20, 2024 - 14:23
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Death During "Smile-Enhancement" Surgery

A Hyderabad man died during a surgery to enhance his smile ahead of his wedding last week, the police said.

According to police, 28-year-old Laxmi Narayana Vinjam died while undergoing the 'smile designing' procedure at the FMS International Dental Clinic in Hyderabad's Jubilee Hills on February 16.

Laxmi Narayana’s father Ramulu Vinjam has alleged that he died of anesthesia overdose. He said that after his son fainted during the surgery, the staff called him and asked him to come to the clinic. We rushed him to a nearby hospital, where the doctors declared him “brought dead”, he said.

“His son had not informed them of the surgery. He had no health issues, the doctors are responsible for his death," Mr Vinjam said.

While K Venkateshwar Reddy, Station House Officer, Jubilee Hills told that Laxmi Narayana had come to the clinic at around 2.30 pm on February 16. At around 4.30 pm, he was taken into the operation theatre and the procedure went on for almost two hours. At around 7 pm, they had called his father and he was subsequently rushed to Apollo Hospital in Jubilee Hills, where he was declared dead on arrival, Mr Reddy said.

Laxmi Narayana had got engaged a week ago and he was to get married next month. A case has been filed against the clinic for negligence after his family filed a complaint. "We are checking the hospital records and security camera footage," officials said.

FMS International, on its website, claims it is also one of the most awarded dental clinics in India since 2017 with more than 55 awards.

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