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Woman stops breathing and dies after dentist pulled out 16 teeth

By Mason White 4:50 PM April 12, 2016
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By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) The family members of a woman in Michigan, who died in the parking lot of a dental clinic, are demanding an investigation into the practices of the doctor in charge of the procedure preceding her death.

46-year-old April Walters of Southfield, visited the Southfield Dental Care around 10:00 a.m. on Friday, in order to pull out her teeth due to an infection.

Despite suffering from sarcoidosis, asthma, COPD high blood pressure and diabetes, Dr. Rana Rabban gave the go ahead to have the medical procedure done.

However, a medical assistant who took her vitals, was concerned about the doctor’s decision, saying that her heart rate seemed elevated.

The dental assistant wanted to wait for her heart rate to come down, but Rabban said it is all good. After 16 of 18 teeth had been removed, the dentist told her to leave for the day.

She also told Walters to go to a doctor to have her heart checked out. As Walters’ sister Crystal Cutright, helped her get into a car, she collapsed and stopped breathing.

Cutright and Walters’ husband James, said that medical staff came running, but nobody seemed to know how to perform CPR.

An ambulance was called, but Walters was pronounced dead at the scene.