A grand jury in Houston has indicted a former dentist who authorities say failed to provide medical attention after a 4-year-old patient suffered a seizure that led to permanent brain damage.
Bethaniel Jefferson was indicted Monday on a count of causing serious bodily injury to a child.
Harris County prosecutors alleged the child was given sedatives during a January 2016 office visit that led to the seizure and hypoxia — a deficiency marked by a lack of oxygen to the body.
Authorities said Jefferson waited more than four hours before calling for medical assistance to treat the girl.
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The Texas Board of Dental Examiners had previously reprimanded Jefferson in 2005 and 2012. The board revoked her license in November.
A public phone listing for Jefferson could not be found.