SAN ANTONIO (AP) A California dentist has filed a lawsuit against an American dentist who claims she accidentally infected a patient with a deadly virus while treating the man’s mother.
The lawsuit filed Friday by dentist Michael G. DeSantis alleges he and a colleague mistakenly infected an 82-year-old man with the coronavirus in August of 2016 while working at a San Antonio dental clinic.
DeSantis says he and his colleague, David J. Smith, were in charge of treating the patient and he was not infected by the virus.
The San Antonio Morning News reported Monday that the lawsuit also names the San Antonio Public Health Department and the Texas Health and Human Services Department.
A San Antonio doctor who treats patients with COVID-19 has sued a doctor who was treating her with the virus, saying she unintentionally infected her with it in 2016.
The Texas Tribune reports that Dr. Susan Hahn sued Dr. Michael DeSantes and his dental practice, the Dentists of San Antonio, and its owner, Dr. David J Smith.
She says Smith failed to follow all precautions to protect her health and that DeSants’ negligence caused her to be infected.
Smith said in a statement that the complaint “violates the most basic standards of professional ethics, the public trust, and the health of all Texans.”