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Dentist sued by family of comatose patient

By Rob Shikina

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 01, 2014

~~<p>The family of a mother who fell into a coma after a Hilo dental office visit in March is suing the dentist for negligence and lack of training.</p>
<p>Kristen Nicole Tavares, 24, has been taken off a ventilator, but remains in a deep coma, hooked up to a feeding tube at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Rick Fried, her family's attorney, said at a news conference on Wednesday to announce the lawsuit.</p>
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The family of a mother who fell into a coma after a Hilo dental office visit in March is suing the dentist for negligence and lack of training.

Kristen Nicole Tavares, 24, has been taken off a ventilator, but remains in a deep coma, hooked up to a feeding tube at Maui Memorial Medical Center, Rick Fried, her family's attorney, said at a news conference on Wednesday to announce the lawsuit. Login for more...



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