Another Patient Death at A Lighter Me (ALM) with Dr. Jose Luis Curiel Marchena


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I'm in Tijuana at the moment and found out that there's been another Patient Death at A Lighter Me (ALM) with Dr. Jose Luis Curiel Marchena . The patient death occurred about 3-4 weeks ago. A mother traveled with her 14-year-old daughter to have weight loss surgery in Tijuana. The patient bled out during surgery and passed away. I found out about this from my contact at the US Consulate here in Tijuana. The consulate didn't know how to handle the situation since the daughter was a minor and all alone in Tijuana.

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This is awful news. I take it that this is a problem with that Dr and facility. I hope others who are scheduled with this one will read.

My heart goes out to the child!

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33 minutes ago, Trinkapoo said:

I'm not sure I believe this. You can't bring a 14 year old there in the first place. Sounds like someone trying sabotage someone.

I've verified that this is 100% true. You can't bring a 14 year old there? Where are you getting your info? You most definitly can. You do have to be pretty foolish to bring a child alone with you to Mexico. I see many patients that come with children but always bring another adult.

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1 hour ago, Trinkapoo said:

You can't bring a 14 year old there in the first place.

Sure you can. Why wouldn't a 14 year - old be allowed in Mexico?

Poor kid - to lose a parent so suddenly and at such a young age and then to be far from home - I can't imagine.

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That poor child. How tragic to lose her mother like that.

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9 minutes ago, Trinkapoo said:

When you go to ALM your companion must be 18 and older and if you verified 100 percent then name your source.

I am 100% sure that this patient died after having surgery with Dr. Jose Luis Curiel Marchena . What I'm not certain yet is if the patient was a private patient of Dr. Jose Luis Curiel Marchena or an A Lighter Me (ALM) patient.

We can just ask the owner of ALM @Sandy Johnson to verify is this is true or false. She is a longstanding member of BariatricPal forums and has verified these types of stories previously.

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Wow. Poor woman. Poor daughter. RIP. I hope the girl made it home safely.

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