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Drugs likely killed dental patient, 3

A medical examiner's autopsy report says Finley Boyle's death was an accident

By Susan Essoyan

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 21, 2014

~~<p><span style="font-size: 12px;">A 3-year-old Kailua girl who stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest in the dentist's chair died probably because of the drugs given to sedate her, the Honolulu medical examiner has concluded.</span></p>
<p>&quot;This previously healthy 3-year-old with no history of chronic medical illness likely died as a result of the sedatives and local anesthesia given at the time of the dental procedure,&quot; Dr. Christopher Happy, chief medical examiner, concluded in his autopsy report.</p>
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A 3-year-old Kailua girl who stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest in the dentist's chair died probably because of the drugs given to sedate her, the Honolulu medical examiner has concluded.

"This previously healthy 3-year-old with no history of chronic medical illness likely died as a result of the sedatives and local anesthesia given at the time of the dental procedure," Dr. Christopher Happy, chief medical examiner, concluded in his autopsy report. Login for more...



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