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Dentist Charged With Manslaughter As 3-Year-Old Died From Heart Attack After Cavity Filling

Dentist is charged with manslaughter over the death of three-year-old girl who had a heart attack after being given sedatives

By AP via Daily Mail:

Finley Boyle, three, died after suffering brain damage following a trip to the dentist.

She lapsed into a coma after receiving an array of sedatives and anesthesia in preparation for cavity fillings and root canals.

Lilly Geyer was indicted by a grand jury on 37 counts, including manslaughter, medical assistance fraud and assault.
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An autopsy report concluded the heart attack was likely to have been caused by five drugs Finley was given, including Demerol, hydroxyzine and chlorohydrate.

She was also given laughing gas and an injection of a local anesthetic, lidocaine with epinephrine, the report said.

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Lilly Geyer (center) was indicted by a grand jury on 37 counts, including manslaughter, medical assistance fraud and assault

Geyer’s practice, Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua, Hawaii, has since closed.

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