A visit to dentist proved quite costly for a man, actually cost of life. Patient allegedly died due to excessive bleeding from a simple dental procedure. He was admitted to Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences where he died on Sunday, December 17.
According to a police complaint filed by Khader’s brother Abdul Razzaq, Abdul Khader Bagalkote (35), a resident of Karnataka’s Hubballi district, was suffering from toothache and he went to Ratna Dental Clinic run by Dr Veeresh Magalad for a check-up on December 5. After examination, the doctor asked Khader to come on December 8 for teeth extraction.
Abdul Khader got his three teeth extracted on the day of appointment, but after reached home he started bleeding heavily. When family members found him in this condition they took him to Karnataka Institute of Medical Science (KIMS) where he was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit. But unfortunately, he did not recover and died on Saturday night.
Now Abdul Khader’s family members are blaming Dr Magalad for the death. Going by the registered complaint at Town Police station in Hubballi, family has alleged that the dentist did not took enough precautionary measures while extracting the teeth which resulted into Abdul’s death. However, Dr Malagad claimed that he did a clean and proper job and no member of the deceased’s family brought the issue to his notice.
Dr. Malagad said, “I came to know about the incident only after the patient was admitted to KIMS. They could have telephoned me about the complications. I extracted the teeth and prescribed painkillers and antibiotics. The patient was sensitized about the procedure and some suggestions also were given to him prior to extraction. There is absolutely no fault of mine. The post-mortem and treatment chart will throw more light on this incident,”
Meanwhile, the director of KIMS has said that the cause of death will be revealed only after postmortem.