Meet Oneal Ron Morris: Alleged Fake Doctor Who Injected Victims With Cement and Flat-Tire Sealant For “Curvier” Bodies

We have previously seen fake doctors arrested after harmful or lethal operations, often low-cost cosmetic surgeries. Few compete with the alleged medical practice of Oneal Ron Morris, who is accused of injecting the buttocks of women with cement and flat-tire sealant in her “practice.” The use of flat-tire sealant appears to be a favorite off-the-counter item for such faux cosmetic doctors, given past cases. She was charged criminally for practicing without a license and obviously can be sued civilly.

Police have been searching for Morris, who has been moving from house to house in her Mercedes sedan. An officer, however, kept her homes under periodic surveillance and finally spotted the car this week. He made the arrest of Morris who appears to have been the recipient of the same enhancement measures as her patients. THe victim reportedly paid her $700 for a series of injections in May 2010. She was recommended by a friend. She says that the “doctor” assured her t”`Oh don’t worry, you’ll be fine. We just keep injecting you with the stuff and it all works itself out.'”
Morris, 30, is reportedly a transgendered woman.

We discuss these cases in class where negligence law can be used to hold faux professional liable for their malpractice. Under the common law, such individuals are held to the standard of the professional, so Morris would be tried under the standard of a reasonable plastic surgeon. I am pretty sure that such a standard would rule out flat-tire sealant as a material for enhancement. Ironically, under the common law, a person could still prevail if the jury concludes that they acted in conformity with reasonable skills and judgment. The fact that you are practicing without a license is a criminal not a civil matter. For example, in Brown v. Shyne, 242 N.Y. 176, 151 N.E. 197 (1926), the court looked at a case where a trial judge allowed a jury to hold an unlicensed chiropractor liable based on the fact that he violated the statute. The patient was paralyzed and Shyne was convicted under the criminal law. However, the court held that if a violation of statute has no direct bearing on the injury, proof of that violation is irrelevant. Rather, the defendant is reviewed under the standard of care for a licensed professional in his field.

This will not likely be a case that turns on such fine distinctions, however. Once you go into the automotive section from material for your surgeries, you are well outside any reasonable standard of care.

Source: Daily Mail and Washington Post

14 thoughts on “Meet Oneal Ron Morris: Alleged Fake Doctor Who Injected Victims With Cement and Flat-Tire Sealant For “Curvier” Bodies”

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  2. Maybe Fix A Flat needs to update it’s warning. I can think of a jingle:

    Use this to fix your inner tube.
    Don’t use it to fix your butt or boob!
    But if you do, Stop! Don’t panic!
    Just get yourself to a good mechanic.

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

  3. Bron, many of those fathers should stay home and talk to their kids instead of being out looking for a trophy wife 20 years his junior. Not disagreeing with you, just sayn’. 🙂

  4. maybe if there were more households with fathers in them telling their daughters how good they were and focusing on achievement rather on the superficiality of temporary beauty, women wouldnt need to abuse their bodies to look good for men. They would be more interested in becoming doctors and lawyers and economists and bankers and bond traders.

  5. In our consumer driven society average people are made to feel lacking because the are unable to live up to a “media-ized” stereotype. This burden of feeling less than adequate falls heavily on women as they see themselves as failing to meet the beauty standards set by movie stars, rock singers and models. The concept of being beautiful to attract men is but one element in this. It is also mixed up with self-esteem issues and a the sense they are in competition with other women when it comes to beauty. We know this is merely artificial fashion because history has shown that the standard of feminine beauty has changed through the ages. Yet, the advertising industry and the media creates this “standards” to sell product and the basic message is that “without this product you are not good enough”.

    The cosmetic surgery industry has taken off in recent years beginning with nose jobs, breast implants, facelifts, lyposuction, Botox, Restalin and butt enhancement. There are very good reasons for cosmetic surgery in some individuals and for the it has been a wonderful thing. Cleft palate for instance. The profit center in this medical industry though has become the business of making people, increasingly men too, look more youthful and more beautiful. I’ve watched its growth as a standard with alarm.

    To discuss this case I needed to add the context above. I have no doubt that this “doctor” is but one of many unlicensed fakes taking advantage of these yearnings for youth and beauty. They are predators upon the yearnings of
    insecure people who lack the funds to use real cosmetic surgeons. This predatory behavior is at its heart the work of deception and criminally should be treated as we deal with any conman, but to my mind with an escalation of degree based upon the damage done.

    Likewise, from a civil perspective the measure of whether, licensed or not, the issue devolves on standard of care should be changed. If a practitioner lacks the education and licensing to perform a particular procedure then to me they are perpetrating a fraud and thus have liability if so proven. In this instance we know that tire inflator is not a prescribed treatment modality and to me the difficulty of the case rests not on liability, but how much liability. Tire inflator can well be a carcinogen. Who knows what lasting damage will later arise?

    The issue too needs to be raised with trained and licensed cosmetic surgeons.
    Many of them have become less physicians and more commercial enterprises to sell hope and nepenthe to insecure people. To me, whether recognized by the AMA or local medical boards this is a violation of medical ethics and predatory behavior unbecoming of a practitioner of the medical arts.

    Finally, I must admit my disgust with people, men and women, who base their romantic yearnings for relationships upon the supposed physical beauty of their prospective mates. There is so much more to a relationship than mere worship of your partners beauty and those who dwell on looks are too superficial to realize that intelligence, personality, loyalty and similar tastes make ones possible mate more beautiful than (pick an attribute)…the standards imposed upon us by fashion.

  6. Goat glands injected in the gonads are the proven remedy for providing both a curvy silhouette and enhanced sex drive. What was Morris thinking?

    Aside from hoping Morris goes to jail and pays all medical expenses for harm caused, plus damages, I truly hope Morris’ “clients” live. It just can’t help one’s body to have these kinds of substances poured into them.

    Finally, I am not surprised to see this in this society. Our society thrives on making people feel inadequate. It provides the solution to those manufactured inadequacies– consumption. “Safer” cosmetic procedures work on the same principle as this barbarity– that it is never alright to like oneself as is, one needs “improvement”. Logically there is never an end to needing “improvement” because something else is always going to go “wrong” (like aging, for example).

    This society encourages emptiness in people’s lives.

    Fulfillment is found in cultivating the heart and the mind. This requires no consumption at all. It does require the courage to reject the destructive messages of this society and the willingness to reach towards aspects of human life which are attainable–treating others well, learning, creating, thinking and feeling deeply etc.

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