The family of a 14-month-old girl who died while under anesthesia at the dentist has filed a wrongful death lawsuit, alleging the toddler's death was part of a Medicaid scheme. The lawsuit was filed against Dr. Michael Melanson, Austin Children's Dentistry, Dr. David Williams, and Texas Anesthesiology Association. In March of 2016, the Torres family brought Daisy Lynn to Austin Children's Dentistry to have two cavities filled. While Daisy Lynn was under anesthesia, the family was told that their daughter had a total of six cavities that needed to be filled. The dentist reportedly told the family that the procedure was normal and necessary. At some point during the procedure, the toddler stopped breathing and went into cardiac arrest.
Last week, we wrote a blog post about how teen driving fatalities are on the rise, and how Texas teen drivers are near the top of that list. An example of this hit close to home for one family near Houston.
Teen driving is taking a toll - a toll on the lives of the teenage drivers themselves, that is. From January to June 2011, there was an 11 percent increase in fatal car accidents involving 16- and 17-year-old drivers, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.