The person doing the surgery was arrested. It is amazing not that he was doing transplants in his basement, but that someone would agree to it just for a reduced price. The patient was told it wasn’t a surgery. Death is a reasonable complication when you don’t know what you are doing as a surgeon.
In the early 1990s, some tech working for a doctor, opened up his office for weekend and did the surgery over the weekend using the doctors’ own supplies. They needed more help, so friends working for NYC garbage collection, worked for them, assisting them do the surgery. It hit the front pages of the NY Newspapers (see:https://www.iahrs.org/hair-transplant-podcast/garbage-man-hair-transplant-surgeon-you-cant-make-this-stuff-up)