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  • 13'
  • Author : Kareen Perrin Debock
  • 24-02-2019
  • Master : 2835

THE MARCELINE CATELAIN CASE | M6 | 66 minutes

On January 10 2018, 21-year-old Marceline Catelain has an appointment at a clinic in Le Havre to undergo a stomach-reduction operation. She weighs 113 kilos. This blooming young woman is dreaming of a fresh start, having finally shed her excess kilos. The procedure lasts 3 hours and a half and goes without problems. However, Marceline dies three days later in her clinic room.  What happened? Was the post-op supervision carried out correctly? Her parents have filed a suit to discover the truth about their daughter’s death. An investigation for involuntary homicide has been opened. Marceline’s case exposes the dangers of obesity surgery. Every year in France, 60,000 people undergo operations for stomach reduction. 15% of those operations lead to serious complications.