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Sedatives cited in toddler’s death

on March 23, 2014 1:20 AM

HONOLULU (AP) — An autopsy report said a 3-year-old girl who suffered a heart attack during a dentist visit likely died because of the drugs given to sedate her.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that the medical examiner concluded Finley Boyle probably died because of the sedatives and local anesthesia that were administered during her December dental procedure. The report classifies the death as accidental.

The girl lapsed into a coma Dec. 3 in the office of Dr. Lilly Geyer at Island Dentistry for Children. She died Jan 3.

Geyer’s attorney, John Nishimoto, called the allegations “unproven” but declined to comment further.

The autopsy report said Finley received five drugs in preparation for cavity fillings and root canals. The medical examiner noted her teeth were in good shape.

The girl’s parents filed a negligence lawsuit.

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