Ill. man dies after being administered too much anesthesia

By staff writers

July 27, 2021 -- An Illinois man died after being administered an inappropriate amount of anesthesia during dental surgery, according to a report published on July 26 in the Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Corey Causey, 51, of Volo was taken to the hospital by ambulance on July 9 after his oral surgeon, Dr. Aaron Cwik of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons of Lake County in Gurnee, gave him 200 mg of propofol and failed to monitor him during the procedure, the report said.

Causey was having five teeth removed. Cwik did not set up an electrocardiogram to monitor Causey, and Causey was not given supplemental oxygen from the beginning of the surgery, according to the article. He died June 10 at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, IL.

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