Woman Dies in Parking Lot Following Dental Procedure
Assistant Expressed Concern Prior to Procedure
April Walters had respiratory disease illness, sarcoidosis, COPD, diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, and was on oxygen.
On Friday, Walters’s sister, Crystal Cutright, took her to see a Dr. Ranna Rabban around 10 am, and the medical assistant seemed concerned about April’s heart rate because it was too high. Her heart rate was around 130 and the dental assistant was waiting for it to go down.
However, the dentist came in and instructed to start the procedure and said that everything was fine. The doctor only removed 16 teeth instead of 18. After the procedure, the doctor told her sister to get April’s heart checked out.
Woman Dies in Parking Lot
As the Crystal was getting her sister and the oxygen tank into the car, April complained that she couldn’t breathe. Crystal went to the doctor’s office to ask for help and the staff came out with more oxygen.
None of the staff not knew how to do CPR and instead just rubbed her chest.
The dentist reportedly came out and yelled “I told you take her to the hospital.” They called the ambulance, but it was already too late. April had passed out and was declared dead at the hospital.
An investigation is ongoing right now about April’s death.