Rashmi Patel has been charged in the death of a patient who became unresponsive while having 20 of her teeth pulled and several implants installed during dental procedures. The Doctor reportedly turned himself in earlier in the week to the Enfield Police and was charged with a misdemeanor count for criminally negligent homicide and a felony count for tampering with evidence, police said.
Patel’s patient “Judith Gan” died at a hospital on February 17, 2014 and the state dental regulators concluded that Patel did not adequately respond when Gan’s oxygen levels dropped dangerously low while he was performing the tooth extraction and implant procedures on her. Patel has denied any wrongdoing in the way Gan was treated during the dental procedures. “Dr. Patel disputes the charges and urges that the charges be dropped,” his attorney Paul Knag said in a statement Wednesday.
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