A personal injury suit between a Chicago area dentist and a man who died while in the dentist’s care was settled for $1,135,000. The wrongful death action alleged that the dentist administered intravenous sedation but failed to properly monitor the Chicago, Illinois man. When the dentist realized that the man had stopped breathing, he then administered the wrong drug in an attempt to resuscitate him. Paramedics were called, but they were unable to revive the man.
The Chicago area resident went to the dentist to have a tooth pulled.
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