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Dentist faces charges after 4-year-old girl suffers brain damage

Dentist faces charges after 4-year-old girl suffers brain damage

A Texas grand jury indicted a dentist after a 4-year-old girl suffered brain damage during a procedure last year.

The little girl was having a tooth pulled past year when her family said she suffered severe brain damage.

During an appointment to have a tooth pulled, she was sedated.

A former dentist is in law enforcement custody after being charged Monday in a bodily injury case.

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The attorney who represented Neveah's family in the civil lawsuit against Jefferson said Monday's indictment won't be able to fix the injury inflicted upon the little girl. Hall has suffered serious brain damage from lack of oxygen.

The girl suffered brain damage after having been put under sedation.

No one answered at Jefferson's home in Spring. Now, she can't walk, talk, eat or see. The family's attorney said an indictment should send a strong message to physicians across the country.

"They told us that something was wrong, but they did assure us that everything was going to be okay", Clark said. Authorities said Jefferson turned herself in to law enforcement sometime after 2 p.m.


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