Yeo Jeong-Woo achieves a whole lot as a famous plastic surgeon, and then some. However, it all perishes when one of his surgeries ends in the death of the patient.
Jeong-Woo was the top student growing up, and then he went on to attend the best medical school, before becoming a plastic surgeon with a golden career and fame aplenty.
Then one day it all comes crashing down.
One of his surgeries goes horribly wrong and the patient dies even as Jeong-Woo tries his best to save them.
The aftermath sees him getting the blame for it. A trial takes place and strangely enough, evidence starts to pile up and implicate him.
Penalties and compensation for his staff take all his assets.
He goes broke and has to rent a rooftop room in the house where his former high school rival lives.
It was a plastic surgery like any other before and Yeo Jeong-Woo didn’t really find anything peculiar about it apart from the client, who had a distinct air about her.
Chang Bing was a casino heiress from Macau, and the procedure to be done on her was a contouring surgery.
Jeong-Woo got going with the operation but soon, things took a turn for the worse.
The client started bleeding excessively and despite Jeong-Woo and his assistant’s best efforts, it didn’t stop.
After enough blood was spilled, the heartbeat began vanishing.
Jeong-Woo did all he could to get the heart beating again but failed.
The client died. Soon followed the aftermath of such a case that could only be seen as malpractice at first sight.
Yeo Jeong-Woo is sued and faces incredible fees as part of compensation for his employees who have to be let go and given their severance pay.
Then come all the fees for the lawyer, in addition to the many penalties he faces.
His assets, properties, house, and even his main clinic, all have to be sold off to take the financial brunt of the crisis.
The things that don’t add up
The prosecution submits evidence in the court that implicates Jeong-Woo.
The autopsy report says that anticoagulants were found inside the victim’s dead body.
These anticoagulants are what make the blood thin enough to cause excessive bleeding.
The evidence is one bottle of heparin — an anticoagulant.
What’s more, is that Jeong-Woo’s fingerprints are found on the bottle.
It’s not enough to convict him but it’s certainly a red flag.
There are many suspicious things involved with the case, like how the CCTV footage during the surgery has been erased by someone.
Meanwhile, the new assistant Yeo Jeong-Woo had personally hired, is a no-show when it comes to testifying.
He’s also a rather suspicious guy in general who just disappeared after the incident.