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Dentist Loses Licenses After Child Dies

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Dr. Hicham K. Riba has lost his dental license for at least 18 months after over sedating a five year old child last year which resulted in her death. Diamond Brownridge died last Septemeber after she was given too much anesthesia when she was having a cavity filled. She lapsed into a coma and died four days later.

It is believed that Dr. Riba gave Brownridge three times the recommended dose of Valium and that no one was properly monitoring the child. Dr. Riba and other doctors that are negligent in their handling of patients are the cause of increased medical malpractice lawsuits and possible premium increases. Maybe this is a new start to tort reform, taking action against the doctors who are causing the problems.