A Second Child Dies during a Routine Dental Exam in New Jersey

February 21, 2012 – According to a report from Eyewitness News 7, a second child has died during a routine dental exam. Now a criminal investigation is being launched as a result. If you’ve lost a loved one due to medical negligence, a lawyer can help you pursue a claim. Patrick Bamgboye, from Dental Health Associates in Irvington, New Jersey, had his license suspended back in 2004 when Kyneicha Pagan, a 6-year-old patient suffered a fatal seizure during a routine exam. The suspension of his license was based on the failure to:

  • ensure proper emergency equipment was available;
  • properly assess the patient’s condition; and
  • obtain a medical history on the patient

Pagan had cerebral palsy.  This latest incident happened last week when Juan Quiej, 3 years old, was given local anesthesia during a routine dental exam and suffered cardiac arrest. The mother was present.  Parents of both children are now asking for criminal charges to be filed.  Medical malpractice can happen in many forms and involve various types of healthcare professionals. Whether you were injured by a dentist, pharmacist, doctor, surgeon, nurse or anyone else involved in your care, you should speak immediately with a New York medical malpractice lawyer.  A lawyer will evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim worth pursuing. They will also determine if you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered.

Contacting a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of medical negligence you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York medical malpractice lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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