Autopsy: Sedation drugs likely killed Kailua child

HONOLULU (AP) — An autopsy report says a 3-year-old Kailua girl who suffered a heart attack during a dentist visit likely died because of the drugs given to sedate her.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser ( ) reported Friday the medical examiner concluded Finley Boyle likely died because of the sedatives and local anesthesia given to her during the December dental procedure.

The girl lapsed into a coma in the office of Dr. Lilly Geyer at Island Dentistry for Children on Dec. 3. She died Jan 3.

The autopsy report says Finley received five drugs in preparation for cavity fillings and root canals. The medical examiner noted her teeth were in good shape.

The death is classified as an accident.

Her parents filed a negligence lawsuit.

Geyer's attorney John Nishimoto declined to comment on "unproven allegations."


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser,

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