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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009

    CT - Judith Gan, 64, dies during dental procedure, Enfield, 17 Feb 2014

    NY Daily News, story at the link:

    Connecticut dentist arrested for homicide one year after patient dies while having 20 teeth pulled

    Rashmi Patel was charged with criminally negligent homicide and tampering with evidence Tuesday, a year to the day that Judith Gan died in his office. Patel’s assistants begged him to stop the marathon procedure — which included yanking 20 of Gan’s teeth — when her oxygen levels slipped, but the 64-year-old lost consciousness and flatlined, investigators said.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2009
    Daily Mail:

    Dentist charged with homicide over death after he removed 20 teeth in one sitting after she begged him to stop

    ◦ Judy Gan, 64, lost consciousness in the dentist chair while undergoing a complex procedure to have 20 teeth extracted on February 17, 2014
    ◦ The retired librarian, mother-of-two and grandmother from Ellington, Connecticut, was pronounced dead an hour later in hospital in February
    ◦ Dr. Rashmi Patel, 45, had his license suspended and was later banned from practicing by Connecticut State Dental Commission
    ◦ He is accused of failing to respond appropriately when his patient's oxygen levels dropped and improperly extracting so many teeth in a single visit
    ◦ On Tuesday he handed himself in to police and was charged

  3. #3
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    Sep 2014
    Wantagh, New York
    20 extractions!!!! I already have dentist-phobia. This poor woman. How horrible for her.
    Even if she was 20 and healthy, she should have had multiple visits. What a butcher.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2010
    Not that I don't get angry, but I'm not usually a vengeance guy. Notwithstanding, I really want to punch this dentist in the mouth.

  5. #5
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    Aug 2014
    East Tennessee
    Only an oral surgeon should be considered for any dental problems that severe.
    A dentist does not have the qualifications, experience, facilities, or equipment necessary for something like this.
    "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it."
    - John Irving in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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  6. #6
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    Mar 2009
    Any English majors unfortunate enough to have an American Naturalists seminar on their resumes (hi!) will know the comparison between Rashmi Patel and Frank Norris's 'McTeague.'

  7. #7
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    Apr 2013
    From October:


    Offers of forgiveness and regret, but no handshakes, were exchanged Friday in a packed courtroom before a judge granted a special form of probation to a Torrington dentist in a case involving the death of one of his patients.

    The probation, known as accelerated rehabilitation, will last two years for Rashmi C. Patel, 46, of Suffield, on a charge of tampering with evidence... The special probation, which is only available to first-time offenders, means Patel will avoid jail time for Gan's death...

    As part of the deal, Alexander told Patel to make a yearly donation of at least $500 to Gan's scholarship fund or an organization that Gan appreciated during the two-year probation.

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