Fake doctor used ‘dangerous dose’ of anaesthetic in fatal breast procedure, jury told

The patient 'started convulsing' and had a cardiac arrest following the administration of the local anaesthetic, court hears.
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Jie Shao at the Downing Centre District Court in Sydney, in April 2021. Photo: AAP.

A botched breast augmentation by a fake doctor that caused the death of a woman in a Sydney clinic was a “mistake” and not due to criminal negligence, a jury has heard.

More than six years after a woman died from a local anaesthetic overdose administered during the illegal breast-augmentation procedure, lawyers for her purported doctor deny gross negligence.