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Dentist charged with death of patient

It was bad enough that a patient had to get over 20 teeth pulled out, but it was even worse, that the dentist failed to act accordingly when their oxygen levels dropped dangerously low. In addition, a Connecticut dentist is now charged with the death of a patient that was under sedation while getting 20 teeth pulled. 64-year-old, Judith Gan died last February after she was put under anesthesia in her dentist's office while she was having her teeth pulled, and implants put in.

Likewise, during the procedure, Gan's oxygen levels plummeted which contributed to her untimely death. The dentist, 45-year-old, Rashmi Patel, is now facing a misdemeanor count of criminally negligent homicide, and a felony count of tampering with evidence in the Gan's death. Also, the State Dental Commission has suspended Patel's license pending a review. Patel's lawyer states his license will not be revoked until experts testify that he followed the standard of care.

If you or a loved one was injured under the medical care of a dentist or other practitioner, the skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth would like to hear from you. Please contact us today for a free consultation regarding your potential wrongful death or medical malpractice case.

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