18-year-old woman left brain damaged after cheap chest implant surgery

A young mother was left severely brain damaged after undergoing cheap breast implant surgery.

According to The Daily Mail, Linda Perez was 18 when she went to a medical centre in Florida, USA to get breast implants for US$2,800 (S$3,850).

She experienced breathing difficulties following the surgery and her blood pressure dropped. She then lost consciousness and was sent to a hospital.

Perez remained in a coma for months and sustained brain damage due to a lack of oxygen to the brain.

The doctor who administered her anesthesia turned out to be an ex-convict whose medical license had been suspended.

Perez's family filed a lawsuit but only recovered a limited amount of damages.

She is now unable to care for herself and requires constant attention from her family members.