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Detroit Woman Dies In Parking Lot After Dental Surgery

This is just heartbreaking.

According to Fox 2 reports:

April Walters suffered from sarcoidosis, asthma, COPD high blood pressure, diabetes and she was on oxygen. Walters, 46, wasn’t in good health but she had been cleared by her doctor to have her teeth pulled because of an infection.

Her sister, Crystal Cutright, took her to Dr. Rana Rabban at Southfield Dental Care Friday at 10 a.m. but the medical assistant who took her vital signs seemed concerned.

“Her heart rate was still 130, the dentist came in, ready to do the procedure,” her daughter Amber Waddell said. “The dental assistant said ‘I am waiting for her heart rate to come down.’ The dentist said ‘We’re fine’ and the procedure starts.”

April had anxiety and was nervous. She had been turned away before because of an elevated heart rate – but not this time.

After 16 of 18 teeth had been pulled, the dentist told her they would stop for the day.

“She was talking to April she said ‘I think you need to go to the doctor and get your heart checked on,'” Waddell said.

Crystal says Rabban left to check on another patient but when she returned minutes later she advised the family to take Walters to see a doctor. She and her husband struggled to get her sister and her oxygen tanks into the car but Walters began struggling to breathe.

“She says I can’t breathe,” Waddell said.

Crystal thought the oxygen tanks had run out and she ran back inside for help. She says the staff came out with more oxygen, but nobody seemed to know CPR.

“They didn’t do no CPR or anything,” Waddell said. “They were just rubbing her chest.

“When the dentist came out she started yelling ‘I told you to take her to the hospital’ so I yelled back at her ‘I have to get her in the car in order for that to happen.'”

Instead an ambulance was called but April could not be saved. Now the family just wants to know what happened. The results of an autopsy are pending.

Wow. This is just crazy right. Do you think if someone there had known CPR Walters might still be alive? Or perhaps the doctor shouldn’t have performed the surgery. Is this a malpractice lawsuit in the making?

A GoFundMe has been started for the family to pay for the funeral costs. CLICK HERE to donate.



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