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Health Officials Discipline Vancouver Anesthesiologist Accused of Unprofessional Conduct in Boy’s Death

October 26, 2018
by FOX 12 Staff


Health officials in Washington state have taken disciplinary action against a Vancouver anesthesiologist accused of unprofessional conduct in connection to the death of a 4-year-old boy.

The Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission previously filed claims again Dr. Chester Hu, alleging he put a dental patient at risk.

The patient, identified as 4-year-old Mykel Peterson, went to get crowns on his teeth and was put under anesthesia in March 2017, according to court documents.

Mykel had undergone anesthesia before, but after this procedure did not wake up, documents state. Mykel stopped breathing and was rushed to a hospital.

The boy’s mother previously told FOX 12 her son was a sweet and happy boy and was developmentally delayed, which is why they visited a dental office that specializes in treating children with special needs, she says.

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