A Chinese woman has been charged with manslaughter in Australia following a fatal breast procedure that she administered at a Sydney clinic last week, despite lacking the proper license to do so and entering the country under a tourist visa.
Last Wednesday, 35-year-old Jean Huang underwent a breast procedure at a Sydney beauty clinic. The procedure was performed by 33-year-old Jie Shao, who injected a local anesthesia and breast fillers into Huang’s chest. However, the operation went horribly wrong when Huang went into cardiac arrest. Jie tried to perform CPR on her patient until paramedics arrived and were able to revive her. However, Huang never recovered and died at the hospital two days later.
Jie, from China, was on a tourist visa and was not qualified to carry out the procedure in Australia. She reportedly has a master’s degree from a UK university where she specialized in dermatology. Huang met Jie through friends and agreed to have her perform the procedure. When Jie was taken into custody on Wednesday, she had only been in the country for five days.
Last Thursday, Jie appeared in court where she was charged with causing reckless grievous bodily harm and using poison to endanger life. Following Huang’s death, Jie’s charges were upgraded on Tuesday to manslaughter, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
According to court documents, Jie injected Huang with an “intoxicating substance” of tramadol, a painkiller, and Lidocaine, a numbing agent.
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