Quack doc jailed for fatal boob job

Quack doc jailed for fatal boob job

Accomplice sentenced to two years

The Criminal Court has ordered a quack surgeon to be jailed for five years for performing a breast augmentation surgery that caused the death of a female patient, and has sentenced an accomplice to two years in jail for assisting him during the procedure.

Thossapol Sawangjit, 37, faces a combined 10-year jail term for reckless acts resulting in death and conducting surgery without a licence. However, the court halved his jail term due to his confession. 

Worathamon Sawangjit, 39, was sentenced to two years in jail for acting as Thossapol's medical assistant. It was not clear how the two people are related. 

According to the court, the two posed as surgeons and opened an illegal clinic in Bang Kapi district of Bangkok. On March 23, 2017, they carried out a breast enlargement operation on a customer, Supakorn Ghing, who suffered from allergies. 

Thossapol did not ask Ghing if she had any allergies, and gave her two injections during the procedure which caused her to have a fatal seizure.

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