Autopsy results showed that Shiryl Saturnino died of multiple organ failure secondary to complications from cosmetic surgery, the Mandaluyong Police said. The results were presented during the case conference of Special Investigation Task Group Shiryl on Thursday.
The 29-year old businesswoman died on Sunday while undergoing three cosmetic procedures at The Icon Clinic in Mandaluyong City.
Authorities are contemplating to file a criminal and administrative cases against The Icon Clinic, Drs. Samuel eric Yapjuangco and Jose Jovito Corder, nurses Virgil Alec Ongleo, Alvin Carl Genove, and Audrey Michelle Santos, if Saturnino’s death is proven to be the result of their neglect. They maybe charged of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, according to SITG Shiryl Commander P/Sr. Supt. Marcelino Pedroso.
“Nakikita kong may negligence on part of The Icon Clinic, considering na yung initial requirements para mag-exist ang isang medical clinic ay hindi nila nasunod,” Pedrozo said.
A histopathological examination will be performed at the PNP crime lab to further the investigation and charge medical personnel involved in her fatal surgery.
The Philippine Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (PAPRAS) will also investigate Saturnino’s death. They are also eyeing neglect on the part of the medical team and if precautionary measures were done prior to the surgery.
“Even a minor surgery under local, even in a medium surgery, there will always be a complication. And that complication is usually minimized by having exams na fit ang patient. Miniminimize but it may still happen,” Dr. Briccio G. Alcantara, PAPRAS Vice-President for Internal Affairs said.
Meanwhile, the Department of Health (DOH) temporarily closed down The Icon Clinic while awaiting results of the investigation.