Open: Menu
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP

Phone: 860.266.4278

Toll Free: 877.783.5367

Map & Directions | Contact Us Now
Open: Practice Areas

Anesthesia mistakes during dentistry may lead to patient's death

A dentist from Connecticut who has a history of medical malpractice claims against him was recently charged with homicide. It is alleged that his criminal negligence lead to the death of a 64-year-old patient in February of last year. The dentist denies responsibility and asks for the charges to be dropped. Anesthesia mistakes such as this could also lead to a medical malpractice claim against the dentist.

The dentist was apparently in the process of extracting all of the woman's teeth when the monitoring equipment sounded an alarm indicating insufficient oxygen. According to the patient's medical records, she suffered from heart problems. State health officials reported that the dentist continued the procedure, despite his assistant urging him to stop. The assistant ultimately rushed to call emergency services, but the patient's heart had already failed.

Patients who filed medical malpractice claims against this dentist in the past include one who choked on a pack used to soak up any blood collection in the throat and had to be hospitalized. Another patient claimed the dentist caused severe damage to her teeth and mouth while performing a reconstructive procedure. Though the Connecticut Dental Commission's decided not to suspend the dentist's license, the state still brought criminal charges against him.

Residents of Connecticut who have lost a loved one due to anesthesia mistakes or any other alleged medical negligence may pursue claims for financial damages. Proving medical negligence is commonly a complicated process, and the experience of a medical malpractice attorney may prove invaluable. With sufficient evidence, the surviving family of the deceased may present a claim to a civil court. A successfully navigated litigation could lead to a monetary judgment to cover medical and end-of-life expenses, along with other documented losses recognized by our laws.

Source: hngn.com, "Connecticut Dentist Charged With Killing Patient While Extracting 20 Teeth", Oulimata Ba, Feb. 20, 2015

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Glastonbury Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
2252 Main Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-652-4382
Map & Directions

Hartford Office
Hartford Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
100 Pearl Street
Hartford, CT 06103

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-522-2490
Hartford Law Office Map

Glastonbury Office
Glastonbury Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
36 School Street
Glastonbury, CT 06033

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-734-0049
Glastonbury Law Office Map

Bristol Office
Bristol Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
747 Stafford Avenue
Bristol, CT 06010

Phone: 860-261-2226
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-589-5780
Bristol Law Office Map

Hampton Office
East Hampton Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
42 High St
East Hampton, CT 06424

Phone: 860-266-4278
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
East Hampton Law Office Map

Rocky Hill Office
Rocky Hill Office
Brown Paindiris & Scott, LLP
750 Old Main Street - Suite 304
Rocky Hill , CT 06067

Phone: 860-571-8988
phone: 860-430-4134
Toll free: 877-783-5367
Fax: 860-571-8975
Map & Directions

Super Lawyers

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.