In the USA, a dentist received 12 years in prison because of a dangerous joke

In the USA, a dentist received 12 years in prison because of a dangerous joke

Categories: Health and Medicine

When doctors joke, and even at work, not all patients can understand it. And if the doctor decided to demonstrate a trick during the operation, then this can cause panic in general. Even if it's a dentist, and it's just about tooth extraction. A dentist from Anchorage, Alaska, USA, removed a patient's tooth while balancing on a gyro scooter and went to jail for it.

In the USA, a dentist received 12 years in prison because of a dangerous joke

The other day, the Anchorage Supreme Court sentenced dentist Seth Lookhart to 12 years in prison for a dangerous prank that he committed a few years ago. The basis for the initiation of an unprecedented criminal case for the United States was an old video shot by Seth at the workplace in 2016.

Dentist Seth Luckhart

In the video, which someone filmed on a mobile phone, it can be seen that Luckhart removes a tooth to a woman under anesthesia while standing on a gyro scooter. After performing the operation, the doctor rides down the corridor of the clinic, victoriously raising his hands. The dentist sent this outrageous video to at least 8 of his friends on social networks, with a caption that says that this is a "new format of treatment."

Of course, the video with the dangerous trick was leaked to the public and the Anchorage police became interested in Luckhart. The most interesting thing is that, investigating a violation of medical ethics and actions endangering the patient's health, the cops attacked a whole Klondike of offenses in which an extreme dentist was involved.

In the USA, a dentist received 12 years in prison because of a dangerous joke

Seth Luckhart committed fraud with the help of the Medicaid program, embezzled government money and worked without the appropriate permits. As for the relationship with patients, it is not the first time he puts them at risk. The investigation found out that in 2017 the dentist deliberately overestimated the dosage of sedatives in order to attract clients to the clinic, and also removed teeth to patients under general anesthesia at his discretion, without informing them.

In the USA, a dentist received 12 years in prison because of a dangerous joke

Seth Luckhart in Anchorage Court

The offending dentist was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and besides, after leaving prison, he will be banned from practicing medicine in any form for another 10 years. The court also decided to recover $2.2 million (160 million rubles) in fines and payments from the would-be physician in favor of patients and the state.

Keywords: Teeth | Fraud | Risk | Dentist | Prison | Joke

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