An Indian-origin dentist in the US has had his license revoked after a 64-year old patient died when the doctor extracted 20 of her teeth in a single sitting.
Judith Gan from Connecticut visited Dr Rashmi Patel on February 17 to get implants fitted. Dr Patel's assistant revealed that he had asked the doctor to stop removing the teeth after Gan lost consciousness and rushed out to call the emergency services but the patient was already dead by the time they reached the scene.
Dr Patel has been under the scanner once already after being sued by a former employee who alleged that he had performed 'shoddy work' in 2009 on another patient, Doreen Jasonis. She was awarded $500,000 in compensation but Dr Patel appealed against the verdict before settling the case out of court.