Autopsy: Anesthesia to blame for toddler’s death after dentist
You may remember a story back in March, when a 14-month-old girl died after a cavity-filling procedure at Austin Children’s Dentistry.
Autopsy reports released say that cause of death of Daisy Lynn Torres has been determined to be the result of anesthesia administered for the treatment of tooth decay.
Betty Squier, the young girl’s mother has stated that the dental office told her there were more problems with her daughters teeth than anticipated; she had six cavities, not only 2.They also told her that they sedate young patients all the time and there was nothing to worry about, according to Squier.
An investigation by the Texas Board of Dental Examiners is still ongoing and could take up to a year to complete.
The dental office where Daisy received treatment has stated that the pediatric dentist had nothing to do with administering the anesthesia, and that it was left up to a Board Certified Medical Anesthesiologist hired by the dental office.
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