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The recent death of a man from silicone injections in his penis— at the hands of a back alley “doctor” — has highlighted the dangers people encounter when attempting to find cheap alternatives to very costly medical procedures.

Many of the most recent incidents have involved Black patients who were referred to the “doctors” by friends who have successfully had the procedures. Unfortunately, many of these patients weren’t as fortunate– a few have died, and others have been seriously injured.

Here is a list of the worst back alley surgeries reported:

1. DEATH: Silicone Injected Into Penis

Authorities say a New Jersey man who died after having his penis injected with silicone was trying to get it enlarged. The woman police say gave the injection, resulting in his death, has been charged with manslaughter. The Essex County prosecutor’s office says 34-year-old Kasia Rivera gave 22-year-old Justin Street the injection in May.  Street died the day after his injection. His death was ruled a homicide following an investigation and a medical examiner’s determination he died of a silicone embolism.

2.  DEATH: Silicone Injected Into Butt

Philadelphia cops are still searching for a transgender hip-hop singer Padge -Victoria  “Black Madam” Windslowe in connection with a British woman’s death following a botched butt-implant procedure in February 2010. Authorities believe “Black Madam” gave Claudia Aderotimi, 20, a back-room buttock-enhancement procedure in a Philadelphia hotel on Monday. She and another woman paid more than $1,500 to receive injections on Monday to make their rear ends curvier.  Aderotimi was taken to the hospital, where she later died. The other woman was not injured.

3. DEATH: Scissor Abortions In Filthy Philly Clinic

Kermit Gosnell allegedly gave abortions to minorities, immigrants and poor women in a “house of horrors” clinic was charged with eight counts of murder in the deaths of a patient and seven babies who were born alive and then killed with scissors. Gosnell, 69, made millions of dollars over 30 years, performing as many illegal, late-term abortions as he could, prosecutors said.

4. MAIMED: Cement Injections In Buttocks

Florida police arrested a transgendered man, Oneal Ron Morris, for allegedly injecting cement into the rear-ends of women who came looking for “butt implants.” Morris used a cocktail of substances including cement, glue and tire sealant to administer the cosmetic surgery.

5. MAIMED: Fix-A-Flat Surgery, Cement Injected In Face

A transgendered woman from Florida claimed in May 2010 that fake doctor Oneal Ron Morris injected cement and “fix-a-flat” tire sealant into her face. Raji Narinesingh was the third victim to come forward against the phony plastic surgeon. Narinesingh said she did not have enough money to visit a licensed doctor and desperately wanted some alterations to her appearance, so she took a chance on the 30-year-old phony doctor.

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