A dentist whose patient bled to death when she had five teeth removed has been suspended for misconduct.
Tushar Kantibhai Patel, of Purley, south London, operated on the woman, known as Patient A, despite her telling him she was taking an anti-clotting drug for a rare blood disorder.
The General Dental Council found he should have sought further advice prior to carrying out treatment.
Patient A died in July 2017 from severe bleeding from her mouth.
She had gone to Mr Patel who had removed her teeth in order to be fitted with dentures.
On 18 July 2017 she had five teeth extracted but that evening was admitted to the emergency unit at King’s College Hospital, London, with severe bleeding from her mouth.
This was stopped by gauze, pressure and local anaesthetic and she was advised not to rinse for 24 hours before being discharged.
But she collapsed at home early the next day after the bleeding in her mouth resumed.
She was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she died the following day.
A subsequent inquest found the cause of death was haemorrhage from tooth extraction site, brought on by Warfarin (anti-clotting drug) treatment and dental extraction.
Her dental records showed no bleeding risk assessment was carried out at any of her five appointments with Patel, who had also failed to record any discussions about her complex medical history.
Patel, a dentist of 30 years, admitted to all the allegations, and expressed his “sincere remorse” over Patient A’s death.
It was found that since the death he had undertaken a self-audit of 15 extraction cases, reported to a supervisor on a monthly basis as well as observed the management of medically compromised dental patients at a hospital.
His suspension will run for 12 months.
A man in his 20s has died after being stabbed in a fight near Ealing Common, west London.
Officers from the Metropolitan Police were called to reports of a fight close shortly after 18:00 BST and discovered the man suffering from stab injuries.
Members of the London Ambulance Service and the air ambulance also attended, however the man was pronounced dead at the scene at 18:48.
His next of kin have been informed and a post-mortem will be held.
A man was arrested on suspicion of affray and was taken to a west London police station where he remains in custody.
Inquiries are ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call officers on 101.
A section 60 order is now in place for the Hillingdon and Ealing areas until 07:00 on Wednesday, allowing the police greater search powers for a limited period.
This order comes after a murder investigation was launched when a man was stabbed to death on a train at Hillingdon station shortly before 16:00 on Tuesday.
A man has been charged with the murder of another man who was shot dead outside a shop in north-west London.
Craig Small died in hospital after he was shot in Harrow Road, Wembley, on 5 July.
Courtney Ellis, 34, has been charged with murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and perverting the course of justice.
Mr Ellis, of Mafeking Avenue, Brentford, is due to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Friday.
Two other men – Horaine Nicholas, 29, of Crawford Avenue, Wembley, and Christopher Kyei, 32, of Craig Mount, Radlett, Hertfordshire – have been charged with perverting the course of justice and will appear at the same court.
A 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and possession of a prohibited firearm has been released under investigation.