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New Jersey dentist suspended after 1 patient dies and 14 others suffer heart infections

New York (CNN)A New Jersey oral surgeon has agreed to a five-year license suspension and nearly $300,000 in penalties after one of his patients died and 14 others suffered serious heart infections, according to Monday's press release from the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs. Fifteen individuals who were treated at the dental office of Dr. John Vecchione in Budd Lake between 2012 and 2014 suffered from bacterial endocarditis. Twelve of the patients required heart surgery and one died, according to the release. The state alleges that Vecchione's "continued failure to follow infection protocols exposed his patients to the risk of contracting the serious heart infection," the release states. The failure has continued despite numerous inspecti ...
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