Thursday, January 06, 2011

Ohio Teen Dies After Dental Oral Surgery

Marissa Kingery

Elyria teen dies nearly 2 weeks after dental procedure
13-year-old Elyria girl died Monday at a Cleveland hospital after being on life support for nearly two weeks.

Marissa Kingery had been undergoing oral surgery at her dentist’s office when she had to be rushed to Lorain’s Mercy Regional Medical Center on Dec. 21, according to her family.

She was later taken to Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, where she was a patient when she died.

“Unfortunately for this family, it started off as a simple dental procedure and turned into a terrible tragedy,” said attorney Michael Czack, who has been retained by Marissa’s family to prepare a possible wrongful death lawsuit.

Czack said it is not yet clear what caused the medical emergency that led to Marissa being taken from the Lorain offices of oral surgeon Henry B. Mazorow in an ambulance.
I will report more as to the cause of death when information becomes available.


There is more here.

The Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office confirmed an autopsy has been completed, but it is not giving a ruling as to her cause of death until more test results come back, spokesman Powell Caesar said.

Marissa will be remembered at her school on Friday by her classmates.