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Charges will be filed against an unlicensed clinician after a Thai model and product presenter passed away Tuesday from an illegal cosmetic filler injection he administered to her.
Asia News Network reported that 33-year-old Athitiya Eiamyai, better known as Kratae, had been in a coma for about two weeks, losing consciousness minutes after an illegal cosmetic filler was injected into her buttocks on 16 September.
The doctor, Thanat Natveerakul, also known as "Dr Pop", reportedly confessed later on that he was not licensed to perform the procedure.
Eiamyai had been warded in a local hospital, and was undergoing treatment for an inflamed brain stem, after losing oxygen for several minutes before she fell into her two-week coma.
She became known as the "sleeping beauty" after she was diagnosed with Kleine-Levin syndrome, a neurological disorder characterised by excessive sleep.
Doctors on Tuesday morning diagnosed her death as being caused by brain damage from a lack of oxygen, which in turn caused it to swell.
Her case triggered a local crackdown on illegal beauty clinics, The Nation further reported, where illegal clinic operators will have to serve jail sentences.
If found guilty, Natveerakul, who will likely face charges of recklessness causing another person's death, is liable to face a 10-year jail term or a fine of around S$800.