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Dentist screamed ‘Google it’ to nurse as patient died after ‘wrong injection’

A dentist screamed “Google it” to a dental nurse as she desperately tried to save a teenage patient who had gone into anaphylactic shock.

Anastasia Sapronova died after being given a painkilling injection by bungling dentist Natalia Vasiliyeva.

The teen was rushed to hospital in Plavsk, Russia, but died a day later from her injuries.

Her distraught mother Natalia, 44, was outside the surgery door and say she heard the dentist yell “ Google it” to a dental nurse.

Vasiliyeva gave the teenager ammonia instead of adrenaline, an act which contributed to her death, a court found.

Anastasia Sapronova died in hospital (Image: east2west news)
Anastasia went into anaphylactic shock after receiving a painkilling injection (Image: east2west news)

The dentist had given Anastasia – known as Nastya – a painkilling injection and it was this that triggered the anaphylactic shock, the court in Plavsk was told.

The mother heard a commotion in the surgery, and opened the door.

“I heard slaps… slaps on the cheeks,” she said. “And I heard the words ‘Google it’.

“I clearly heard this, I remember it.

Anastasia died a day after being rushed to hospital (Image: east2west news)

“I will never forget it until the end of my life.

“I came in, my child was very pale, rolling her eyes.

“I said – ‘Nastya, are you afraid?’

“She said ‘Yes, I am afraid, I am unwell’…”

The dentist called paramedics as Nastya’s condition rapidly deteriorated.

They injected adrenaline but it was seen as too late.

Dentist Natalia Vasiliyeva in court (Image: NTV / east2west news)
Her mother Natalia Sapronova heard the dentists panicked shouting (Image: NTV / east2west news)

The patient by now unconscious was rushed to a local hospital and later moved to regional capital Tula where she died the day after her dental visit.

A video shows a court hearing when Vasiliyeva was convicted of medical negligence.

She was sentenced to home detention for two-and-a-half years but was not banned from working as a dentist.

The victim’s family vowed to appeal the “lenient” sentence.

An internal investigation by the regional health authorities found “defects” in the medical care she received both by the dentist and at Plavsk Central Hospital.

Gagarin Plavsk Central Hospital (Image: east2west news)

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The mother was told Anastasia had a “severe complicated allergic reaction” to the painkilling injection administered by Vasiliyeva.

“There were violations in providing medical help,” stated the official report.

This included “wrong diagnosis and an incorrect way of dealing with anaphylactic shock”.

A court heard Anastasia could have been saved had the dentist injected adrenaline in time.

The bereaved mother said: “Even in a nightmare you cannot think of such an outcome going to a dentist.

“My daughter was never afraid of dentists.”

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