A deceased 3-year-old’s parents filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after their child died following a dental operation. The Hawaiian parents say their child Finley Boyle was brought to the dentist for a pediatric root canal and she was given sedatives before the dental procedure.
The parents’ attorney says the 3-year-old child was given a negligently large amount of sedatives and anesthesia and went into cardiac arrest. He told a Hawaii news outlet that the child was brain damaged while she was deprived of oxygen during the cardiac arrest. The parents believe the dentist gave incorrect and dangerous doses of anesthesia. The lawsuit alleges that their child was sedated with Demeral and hydroxyzine and left unmonitored for almost half an hour.
The dental facility the family brought their 3-year-old child to has been closed permanently, according to media reports. The Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is reportedly investigating the dentist. The deceased child’s mother said that the dentist stated her daughter had 10 cavities and needed four root canals while a subsequent examination by another dentist revealed over a few cavities.
Trial lawyers like those at The Cochran Firm, D.C. dedicate their careers to zealously representing victims of medical malpractice. Without legal action to hold the dental care provider accountable, Finley Boyle’s parents may be unable to pay their child’s medical bills and funeral costs or to hold wrongdoers accountable.
At The Cochran Firm, D.C., our attorneys fight to hold wrongdoers in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia accountable. If Finley Boyle’s dentist provided care that fell below the legal standard, the law allows Boyle’s parents to hold the dentist accountable. Damages such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, physical therapy costs, assistive medical devices, prescription drugs, and other expenses are often recoverable in a successful medical malpractice lawsuit. A successful medical malpractice claim could allow Boyle’s parents to avoid financial devastation caused by allegedly substandard medical care.