Author Topic: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure  (Read 513 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline happyg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,822
Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« on: January 06, 2014, 11:41:24 AM »
Finley Boyle, a 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered massive brain injuries last month after a dental procedure, died late Friday.


A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who suffered massive brain injuries last month after a dental procedure died late Friday, said an attorney for the child's family.

Earlier this week, the family of Finley Boyle, 3, filed a lawsuit against dentist Lilly Geyer and Island Dentistry for Children in Honolulu, alleging that the child was given incorrect dosages of sedatives and that the hospital staff was not properly trained for emergencies.

3-year-old Hawaiian girl dies after dental procedure

3-year-old Hawaiian girl dies after dental procedure
 2 days ago 1:53 Views: 42k  Newsy 
On Dec. 3, Ashley Boyle took her young daughter to Island Dentistry for extensive dental work, which the family states in court documents was recommended by Dr. Geyer.

The planned procedures included four root canals and multiple cavity fillings, according to the documents.

The Boyle family's attorney L. Richard Fried Jr. said Saturday that the child was given "grossly excessive" amounts of sedatives, went into cardiac arrest and later suffered brain damage.

The family charges that the staff was improperly trained for emergencies and failed to check the patient's vital signs for 26 minutes.

"It ended up being a massive overdose," said Fried.

Island Dentistry for Children has closed permanently, according to a statement on the firm's website, which does not provide any further details or explanation.

Neither Dr. Geyer nor Island Dentistry immediately responded to requests for comment.

Finley's death follows a case in California that gained nationwide attention last month when 13-year-old Jahi McMath was declared brain dead after a tonsil surgery gone wrong at an Oakland children's hospital.

The McMath family and the hospital on Friday agreed on moving Jahi to a new facility without removing the ventilator keeping her heart and lungs working.
http://news.msn.com/us/hawaii-girl-3-dies-after-dental-procedure

Offline NavyCanDo

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,021
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 02:31:10 PM »
I would first have to ask why extensive dental work is needed on a 3-year old girl?    Those are all baby teeth. Unless she was in an accident requiring reconstructive surgery on her teeth her appointments should be rather routine. 
A nation that turns away from prayer will ultimately find itself in desperate need of it. :Jonathan Cahn

Offline DCPatriot

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 33,735
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 02:33:48 PM »
I would first have to ask why extensive dental work is needed on a 3-year old girl?    Those are all baby teeth. Unless she was in an accident requiring reconstructive surgery on her teeth her appointments should be rather routine.
I was going to say the same thing, Navy!

Why would a 3 year old child require anesthesaia for dental work?  Why would they even need a dentist?
"It aint what you don't know that kills you.  It's what you know that aint so!" ...Theodore Sturgeon

"Journalism is about covering the news.  With a pillow.  Until it stops moving."    - Iowahawk

Offline musiclady

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,978
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 02:37:38 PM »
I would first have to ask why extensive dental work is needed on a 3-year old girl?    Those are all baby teeth. Unless she was in an accident requiring reconstructive surgery on her teeth her appointments should be rather routine.

If a 3 year old loses a baby tooth in an accident, you just wait until the permanent one comes in.

Unless someone knows something I don't, there's no reason for "extensive" dental surgery on a 3 year old.

A cleft palate would require surgery, but I'm not sure it's categorized as "dental."

(Could be wrong.................often am!)
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!

Offline mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 262,226
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 02:48:52 PM »
Quote
The planned procedures included four root canals and multiple cavity fillings, according to the documents.

On a 3yo?...this is BS and sounds like this *dentist* was scamming this family!

Support the USO

Offline olde north church

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 5,136
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 02:52:14 PM »
There are kids with rotten teeth at young ages.  From staying on the bottle too long or too much fruit juice.  There are certain medications that can compromise teeth as well.
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

Offline NavyCanDo

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,021
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 02:53:38 PM »
A nation that turns away from prayer will ultimately find itself in desperate need of it. :Jonathan Cahn

Offline happyg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,822
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 03:25:39 PM »

Offline mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 262,226
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 03:27:40 PM »
Navy ask your experts why a 3yo would need root canals...

Support the USO

Offline raml

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2,356
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2014, 03:37:36 PM »
Yes I was thinking the same thing root canals can only be done on permanent teeth baby teeth don't have roots. They don't even do root canals on young children my son at 12 had his permanent tooth broken half way up and they had to pull it because a root canal on a mouth still growing won't work. He had to get an implant at 20 when the dentist finally said his mouth was ready. We had good dental insurance and were willing to pay whatever was needed so it wasn't money that stopped the dentist from doing a root canal there is obviously reasons it can't be done on a young mouth. This whole thing seems nuts either the dentist was duping them and the mother not smart enough to know it or this is not what was being done to this small child.

Offline musiclady

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,978
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2014, 03:40:35 PM »
The same thing happened to my granddaughter. She had to go around with chipped teeth until they fell out. Later, she had fillings, as her teeth tended to decay because of the injuries, but she was like 7 or 8 years old.  When she was 12, she got braces, and now, at almost 16, she has beautiful teeth.

Our son lost his front tooth in a little accident that occurred when his older brother and sister were twirling him around in the air and he went flying face first onto the floor.

He stayed toothless until his permanent tooth replaced it, and did just fine.

And my Dad was a dentist, and this is what he recommended.

No biggie to lose a baby tooth.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!

Offline musiclady

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 18,978
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2014, 03:41:54 PM »
There are kids with rotten teeth at young ages.  From staying on the bottle too long or too much fruit juice.  There are certain medications that can compromise teeth as well.

Now that's a possibility.  Extensive decay from too many bottles filled with sugary drinks.

Still don't know about root canals, though.

I'm going to check this story out with our oral surgeon friend.
Character still matters.  It always matters.

May 3, 2016 - the day the Republican party left ME.  I am now without a Party, and quite possibly without a country.  May God have mercy!

Offline happyg

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 11,822
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2014, 03:56:49 PM »

Offline mystery-ak

  • Owner
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 262,226
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2014, 04:01:52 PM »
Thanks happy...that makes sense....

Support the USO

Offline NavyCanDo

  • Hero Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 6,021
Re: Hawaii girl, 3, dies after dental procedure
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2014, 08:16:21 PM »
Right again Happy.   My wife says root canals for children are not unusual, and reminded me that my son had his  infected teeth [from the accident] root canaled, but the question is why there was no Anesthesiologists monitoring the patient the whole time?  When I had my impacted wisdom tooth pulled and they had to put me out, they went to all measures to make sure I was monitored. Every general anesthesia has risk of death.
A nation that turns away from prayer will ultimately find itself in desperate need of it. :Jonathan Cahn


Share me

Digg  Facebook  SlashDot  Delicious  Technorati  Twitter  Google  Yahoo
Smf