Medical examiner determines what killed 3-year-old Finley BoyleUPDATED 10:08 PM HST Mar 21, 2014Video Transcript
face the death penalty. The medical examiner has determined what killed three year old Finley Boyle. Kenny Choi has the latest from the newsroom. The Chief Medical Examiner determined the little girl likely died as a result of the sedatives and drugs she was given during a dental procedure. 3-year old Boyle went in for a pediatric root canal ... and left with permanent brain damage. According to the report, the young girl had been given a narcotic, a pair of sedatives, and two anesthetics before going into cardiac arrest. Finley was taken to the hospital where she remained in a coma for several weeks before her death. The medical examiner found the previously healthy child's brain had been damaged by a lack of oxygen and she "died due to infectious complications following a dental procedure." State lawmakers say it may be time to turn dentistry rules about sedation into law. 4717 WE ROUTINELY LOOK AT SOME RULES AND SAY, 'LOOK, SOME RULES JUST NEED TO BE STATUTES,' MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE VERY SPECIFIC STATUTUES ABOUT SEDATION GUIDELINES TO ENSURE PATIENT SAFETY AND PROTECTION." 4727 Boyle's parents are now suing her dentist Dr. Lily Geyer, who has closed up her Kailua practice.