Chinese tourist charged with manslaughter over breast surgery in Australia

Chinese tourist charged with manslaughter over breast surgery in Australia

The woman allegedly had poor breast surgery (Stock image)

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A Chinese tourist has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly gave a woman botched breast surgery, leaving to her death.

Jean Huang had a cardiac arrest last week after having an augmentation procedure, according to the BBC.

The 35-year-old was in a critical condition when she was taken to hospital and passed away just two days later.

Prosecutors claim the woman was injected with both anaesthetic and breast fillers by Jie Shao, even though she has not gained any medical qualifications in Australia.

The operation allegedly took place in a Medi Beauty clinic which was owned by Huang and last week Australia's Health Care Complaints Commission revealed that it is "assessing a complaint about a registered medical practitioner at the practice."

At first Shao was charged with reckless bodily harm and the use of poison endangering life. However a court in Sydney has now also charged her with manslaughter today (September 5).

The court heard that at the time of the incident the women had only been in the country for a few days and had only a tourist visa.

Local media reports that her lawyer claims Shao is a university graduate who specialises in dermatology and practised in both China and the UK.

Bail has not been granted for Shao and she is set to appear in court again next month.