Honolulu Dentist Charged In Toddler's Death
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A Honolulu mother filed a
wrongful death lawsuit against a dentist following the death of her young daughter. A Windward
Oahu dentist has been indicted on 37 counts related to her practice which
has been shut down. The dentist faces various drug violations as well
as charges of manslaughter and assault.
The indictment stems from the death of a toddler during routine dental
surgery at Island Dentistry for Children in Kailua. The dentist performed
multiple root canals on the 3-year-old, giving her a deathly combination
of sedatives. The toddler went into cardiac arrest, fell into a coma and
died one month later. According to the Medical Examiner, a combination
of different sedatives administered to the child during the dental surgery
caused the 3-year-old’s heart attack. The wrongful death lawsuit
was settled for an undisclosed amount according to a spokesperson for
the victim’s family. The settlement came after negotiations with
the dentist’s insurance company.
The dentist also faces charges for other events between October to December
2013 and April 2016. Other charges include drug violations and medical
assistance fraud. The dentist faces a more harsh punishment because the
charges involve children. A warrant has been issued for her arrest and
sources say the dentist plans to turn herself into authorities. Her attorney
says bail is set for $100,000, and she is looking at possible prison time.
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