This weekend, a New York theater will present “Lady from Limerick,” a play based on the true story of a woman that died from post-plastic surgery complications in 2005. The play is receiving positive reviews because of its neutral approach to medical malpractice and its effects. Instead of vilifying the surgeon that performed the procedure, the play aims to focus on the flaws in the medical system that cause so many people to suffer every year.
The play is the true story of Kathleen Kelly Cregan, an Irish woman who told her family that she was going to a conference in Dublin before flying to New York to undergo plastic surgery. Her intent was to come home with a new look as a surprise for her husband. Instead, she suffered a blood clot after surgery, went into cardiac arrest and eventually passed away.