Aug 17, 2021

Parents of 3-year-old Kan. boy who died at dentist office sue

Posted Aug 17, 2021 11:00 PM
Abiel Angel Zapata courtesy photo
Abiel Angel Zapata courtesy photo

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old Scott City boy who died after a dental procedure in Wichita have filed a wrongful death lawsuit.

Angel Zapata and Nancy Valenzuela filed the lawsuit Tuesday, alleging their son Abiel did not receive proper care during a procedure to remove teeth on July 6.

The suit names dentist Scott White, nurse-anesthetist Jeremy Salsbury, Tiny Teeth Dentistry and Special Anesthesia Services. The lawsuit says that shortly after the boy received anesthetics, he showed signs of an irregular heart rhythm and inadequate patient ventilation. Emergency responders were called but the boy died at a hospital.