Five-year-old in coma after trip to the
September 27, 2006 (wnbc.com)
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A 5-year-old Chicago girl named Diamond Brownbridge fell into a coma after
being sedated at a dentist's office this weekend, and reportedly suffered a
heart attack. Malpractice charges are pending, according to a lawyer for the
Television station WMAQ said that the child's family was informed that the girl is brain dead and her vital organs were severely damaged in the wake of her dental visit.
The Chicago Health Department learned of the incident Sunday and is
The girl's dentist, Hicham Riba, was certified to administer anesthesia to patients and his state license was current, said Susan Hofer, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
A Chicago law firm, Clifford Law Offices, has already filed paperwork to explore the viability of a malpractice charge, said Thomas K. Prindable, managing partner of the firm.
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