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Did you hear about this story this dentist Tulsa Oklahoma officials in Oklahoma and that's saying that this dentist -- of using rusty.
Rusty rusty instruments.
Old drugs and all -- Of unsanitary practices.
May have exposed some 7000.
Of his patients to the HIV iris virus hepatitis a and hepatitis B two -- at stunning story.
Map and this guy obviously.
Is going to be -- prosecution -- camera hold a criminal defense attorney is here with us.
Patients I mean if you -- You had a phobia about the dentist.
Before you hear the details of the story -- it I mean before getting good legal think it's just horrific.
Well the scary thing is that this apparently was going on for so many years and that the only way that they found out about it was because a sick man went to the hospital or the doctor and they tested hand but.
It's not this was something that was internal where -- nurse or somebody on the staff reported hand and that's what's neat is the most disconcerting in the most.
Troubling the fact that.
It wasn't just ten it was more like conspiracy.
It was it was people acting in concert with -- and and doing next.
So is everybody all -- off in legal jeopardy hit.
I would think so you know it we're gonna have to look at the -- of Oklahoma to determine what exactly.
Kind of why ability his his agents -- but there's definitely agency lot that -- if you're under the direction or controlled somebody you're doing something.
You know it's illegal they were trained.
-- -- -- Our and then did this this didn't -- Scott Harrington at the tall.
Of all of this running that dental office -- -- legal jeopardy is he in.
It depends on if he knowingly.
Diseases to people HIV and hepatitis or if -- negligent.
You know the fact of the matter is there a -- about handling needles.
And handling instruments and not cleaning them and there's a very very high medical standard that doctors have to follow which which he didn't do.
The other thing is is that he was apparently giving.
Coding and other controlled substances.
To his patients when I believe his last.
Prescription was in 2009.
So where is he getting this not a cent you were gonna have to find out who also again like -- -- was working with cabinet.
That one of the things he apparently said to investigators when enough.
Knock offs the bad only unsanitary conditions the the rusty needles it -- -- was.
Oh they take care of that meeting -- his stuff is that any defense at all.
I don't think so because you have a duty to act to supervisor staff and you have a duty to ensure that that.
That you have sanitary conditions and they were acting under the control -- this was his offense.
These were his.
The people under his it sapped his salary so he can't push it off to the lower people who worked for -- it's absurd.
-- this and in a prison term -- we -- we -- finds here and done losing his license I think that.
That prosecutors and the attorney general are definitely looking at this case is a criminal case because he had to have known it's not just.
-- you know what should he have known and it we're not talking about one accident all patient he he was taking Medicaid.
Patients which apparently the statistics are that people who poor people have higher instances of these diseases.
So he should have known that his behavior could have -- the spreading of these diseases and then if so.
Nobody -- found individual patient can prove that he or she.
Contract to -- HIV virus as a result of being treated by this dentist in those conditions what is that legal -- recalls hit.
While it's it's a lot of money damages that's for sure but how do you how do you put a dollar limit on content contracting the HIV virus.
Think about this.
The man who went to the doctor -- was sick I thought well maybe he was sleeping around her or what -- But they sent in investigators into this doctor's office and that's how they found it.
It wasn't it wasn't.
Just because they decided to search this place they actually and talk to a guy said.
-- where do you think you contracted hepatitis where do you think you contracted HIV and it matched up to his story it wasn't like they went to -- clean doctor's office.
So there are a lot of people out there who were living clean lives and now other potentially going to die of the disease.
How would you defended this dentist if this was your client.
I wouldn't hear it.
This is a sick sick person and as a criminal defense attorney I -- -- -- my clients there's certain clients but I just wouldn't take and I think that.
Our doctors to perform what the proper services and it and this is just something that's beyond.
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