Local anesthetic mortality: report of case.

  title={Local anesthetic mortality: report of case.},
  author={Elliot V. Hersh and Mark L Helpin and Owen B Evans},
  journal={ASDC journal of dentistry for children},
  volume={58 6},
The case of a healthy five-year-old, thirty-six pound female patient scheduled for multiple extractions is reported. The child received a total dose of 270 mg of mepivacaine, instead of the correct dose of 72 mg, which resulted in multiple seizures, hospital admission, pneumonia, and death caused by anoxic brain injury secondary to cardiopulmonary arrest following the overdose.