Hawaiian girl, 3, dies one month after dental procedures

Finley Boyle passed away while in hospice care

January 6, 2014 8:57:51 AM PST
A 3-year-old Hawaii girl who had been in a coma for a month after a trip to the dentist has died, her family says.

Finley Boyle passed away while in hospice care. Her family's attorney says many bad wrong choices were made during her appointment, leaving her with brain damage.

"It's very sad. It's their only child. It's totally unnecessary. This was a perfectly normal, healthy, maybe unusually bright, full-of-life child," said attorney Richard Fried, Jr.

"To see her grow from a happy, healthy three-year-old to going through puberty in a diaper 15 years later is not a choice I was going to make," said her mother, Ashley Boyle, last Thursday.

Finley was reportedly getting 10 different procedures last month and was given sedative drugs during the procedure. Fried says adding to the problems was that she wasn't being monitored.

The family has filed a wrongful death suit against the dentist, Dr. Lilly Geyer and her practice, Island Dentistry for Children.

Televisions station KHON says they reached out to Dr. Geyer, but her office was closed on Friday.

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