Chicago Dentist Settles with Family for $1 Million

The family of Diamond Brownridge settled with Doctor Hicham Riba yesterday.

Brownridge family attorney Robert Clifford says the settlement is inadequate but the family accepted it because it was the full value of Riba's insurance policy.

Diamond never woke up after a September 23rd procedure at Riba's storefront clinic to fill cavities and cap teeth. The Cook County medical examiner's office determined the kindergartner died from a lack of oxygen caused by anesthesia.

In May, the state ruled that Riba's dental license should be suspended for at least 18 months.

Riba is contesting that ruling.


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  • by avery on Aug 1, 2007 at 01:45 PM
    Absolutley rediculous settlement. What will the family actually recieve after the lawyer get his undeserved percentage. What will the parents receive individually if they are separated? Their parents would not hire the same dumb lawyer. What would the lawyer want if it had been his child?
  • by Melissa Location: Machesney Park on Jul 20, 2007 at 11:59 AM
    OH, this is so not fair! He got off! Any jail time? He should not be able to touch any one again! Come on he KILLED a person!
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