Jaynisha “Jayla” Williams, 26, was a photographer, wife, mother to two young children and her sister’s best friend.

“She was very caring and always knew what to say, a cheerful personality and all-around beautiful soul,” said her sister, Kimia Spikes.   

On Oct. 20, 2021, Jayla traveled from Hillsborough County to the Best U Now cosmetic surgery center in Plantation for a breast augmentation and a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL.

Latoshia Leggett, her mother, flew from California to be by her side. 

“I was asking every hour, ‘How’s my daughter doing? How are things going?’ and they kept telling me, ‘she’s OK, everything is fine,’” she said.

Jaynisha "Jayla" Williams
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But Latoshia says she started worrying when all the other patients were discharged, and Jayla wouldn’t come out. Then, she heard a siren. 

“The ambulance pulled up. That’s when I said, ‘excuse me, can somebody tell me what’s going on?’” Latoshia said.

According to a report provided by the Broward Medical Examiner’s Office, “the procedure was completed but she (Jayla) never awoke from the anesthesia.” 

Latoshia says the doctor and nurses approached her as her daughter was being transported to Plantation General Hospital.