A former Miss Brazil winner has died aged just 27 after a routine tonsil operation left her braindead and in a coma for two months, according to reports.
Now, Gleycy Correia’s family are claiming that there was medical malpractice during the operation that should have been routine.
The beauty queen, from Macae, south-eastern Brazil, died in a private clinic on June 20 having reportedly suffered massive bleeding and a heart attack, only days after her tonsillectomy operation.
Family priest Lidiane Alves Oliveira explained: “She had surgery to remove her tonsils and after five days at home, she had a haemorrhage.
“She went to Unimed and had a cardiac arrest on April 4 and since then she was in a coma, with no neurological activity. Today she passed away.”
Her body was sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute of Macae for an autopsy.
Pastor Jak Abreu, who knows Gleycy’s family, wrote on social media that her relatives believe that there was medical malpractice during the operation.