Man dies after having wisdom teeth pulled
Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 08:56 AM EDT
CALIFORNIA (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A California family is looking for answers after their loved one died while having his wisdom teeth pulled.
They say 24-year-old Marek Lapinski was in perfect health when he went in for the routine procedure.
The ambulance report shows during surgery Lapinski began to cough. The doctor then administered a pain killer and Lapinski immediately went into cardiac arrest.
Paramedics were not able to revive him.
"It was such a routine thing that we just, you know we thought nothing of it," said his sister. ”He wasn't going in for open heart surgery or something. I was told by the hospital they weren't sure if this was all caused from him choking on a piece of gauze."
An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death.