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CT dentist has license suspended, ordered to stay away from patients

Posted on Monday, June 2nd, 2014    

Connecticut health officials have suspended a dentist’s license after one of his patients died and another spent six days in the hospital, WFSB reported on May 15.

An investigation on Dr. Patel began after an anonymous tip was sent in regards to the death of one of his patients. State investigators stated that Dr. Rashmi Patel violated the law and put the public’s health, safety, and welfare in “clear and immediate danger.”

Patel is being accused of several instances of malpractice, including improperly delegating tasks that only he was supposed to perform, failing to replace expired medications, and failing to properly extract a throat pack of gauze.

Patel reportedly ignored a 64-year-old patient’s pre-existing medical condition during a dental procedure. Patel was allegedly aware of the patient’s dropping oxygen levels and did not call 9-1-1 until it was already too late.

Having to face medical license suspension can be terrifying. If you find yourself facing a similar situation in the Austin area, our legal team at Leichter Law Firm may have what it takes to successfully defend your license. Contact us at 512-495-9995 to find out how we can help.