1-year-old girl dies in dentist chair while filling cavities she did not haveBy Mason White 9:50 AM September 4, 2016
|Daisy Lynn Torres|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A baby girl died in a dentist chair while a doctor filled cavities she did not have, according to a medical examiner in Texas.
Betty Squier of Austin, is devastated that her 14-month-old daughter, Daisy Lynn Torres, went into cardiac arrest while being under general anesthesia at the Austin Children’s Dentistry.
At first, Squier was told that Torres had two cavities, but in middle of the procedure, Dr. Michael Melanson revealed that the baby needed 4 crowns and 2 fillings.
Squier reluctantly agreed. Suddenly, Melanson came out to say that he called 911 as Torres was not breathing. She was rushed to a hospital, where she died.
An autopsy showed that the child probably died of complications related to the anesthesia, but also revealed that some doctors believed that Torres had no sign of dental problems.
Melanson however, insists that the dental work was necessary and he did everything that was in the best interest of the child.