Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

Standards for Dental Anesthesia Should Require Patient Monitoring An Update and Commentary on 5-Year Old Amber Athwal who Suffered Brain Damage Following Teeth Extraction

Five-year old Amber Athwal suffered brain damage after having dental surgery and receiving dental anesthesia to extract some of her teeth. For our earlier post, which provides a summary of the lawsuit , “Capnography Monitoring of Five-Year Old Amber Athwal May Have Prevented Her Brain Damage,” please click here.

Dr. William Mather Tribunal Hearing

CBC News reports that Dr. William Mather, the dentist who performed the dental procedure which resulted in “permanent brain damage because of oxygen deprivation”, faces five counts of unprofessional conduct, and has pleaded guilty to three of the charges. Dr. Mather recently retired from dental practice.

Dr. Mather’s colleague, Dr. Darren Fee recently testified at the tribunal hearing investigating the Amber case:

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3 Lessons for Preventing Death and Brain Damage in Newborns and Their Mothers

Can death and brain damage in newborns and their delivering mothers be prevented?

This is the question Michael Wong, JD (Founder and Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) asked at the recent conference 15th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice Claims.Speaking on the panel discussion with Mr. Wong were: Read More