plastic surgery hospital and a family have come to an agreement following the tragic death of a 19-year-old girl due to complications during her rhinoplasty.
The teenager, Xia Lisha, went into the Li Mei Kang hospital in the Guizhou capital of Guiyang on January 3rd for a routine nose job. However, during the procedure she suffered a rare and severe reaction to the anesthesia known as malignant hypothermia. Xia developed an extremely high fever, her heart rate increased rapidly, and she convulsed with severe muscle spasms.
She was quickly transported to a nearby hospital, but was pronounced dead there.
Meanwhile, Xia’s mother, surnamed Wang, was growing worried. She had accompanied her daughter to the plastic surgery hospital for the operation which was only supposed to take a couple of hours. Xia had gone in at 1 pm, by 5 pm her mom started frantically asking questions. However, it wasn’t until 8 pm that she was told that her daughter had been transported to the hospital across the street after experiencing a severe reaction to the anesthesia.
When she arrived there, she was informed that her daughter was dead. “She only wanted to be pretty, she didn’t deserve to die like this,” Wang cried. Later, she told reporters that her daughter had got part-time jobs in order to save up enough money to pay for the nose job which cost 26,900 yuan ($3,900).
Local authorities are reportedly conducting an investigation into Xia’s death, however, on Tuesday, the Li Mei Kang hospital and Xia’s family came to an agreement. Neither side has spoken publicly about the settlement, but an inside source has said that Xia’s family has received more than 1.6 million yuan ($240,000) in compensation.