The New York Daily News is reporting that a phony dentist dumped an ill patient on the curb after botched oral surgery. The patient, Colette Villemin, is on life support after suffering what may have been an allergic reaction during surgery. She’s suffered heart and brain damage and may not survive.
From the NY Daily News:
Wednesday morning, the younger George Raynor went to Alma Family Dental Services on Brighton Beach Blvd. and spoke to a woman working at a store on the ground floor of the dental office. She said she saw the dentist put a woman, his mom, on the street.
“The dentist brought her down,” the woman told him. “She was sitting on the sidewalk and they closed the door.”
Primitivo Ahuatl, 31, the food vendor who found Villemin on Tuesday, said she was slouched on a stoop, her mouth foaming. “Her eyes were closed, her face was too red,” he said.
The younger Raynor said he went to Poperetchny’s office and confronted another doctor leaving with a bag of documents. “I tried to stop him, but he didn’t want to talk to me,” the son said.
The son stayed in the hallway crying hysterically until Poperetchny, who police say is not a licensed dentist, came out to talk to him.
“He said, ‘How’s Colette? How’s she doing?’” Raynor said.
But then the dentist broke down and said, “I’m so sorry. I got scared. I’m sorry.”
When cops arrived moments later, Poperetchny, 47, began throwing pages from an appointment diary out the window, Raynor said.
The phony dentist has been arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and unlawful practice.
Phony dentist puts ill patient out on Brooklyn street [NY Daily News]
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