A dental malpractice lawsuit has been filed against an oral surgeon in Maryland after a 17-year-old girl passed away during a routine wisdom tooth surgery.
In late March, a 17-year-old girl underwent surgery to remove her wisdom teeth and ended up suffering from hypoxia and passing away. Hypoxia occurs when not enough oxygen is received during the time the patient is under anesthesia.
The lawsuit is claiming that the oral surgeon as well as the anesthesiologist failed to notice emergency signs during the surgery that could have saved the young girl’s life, including a decreased heart rate.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family and friends during this difficult time.