HOUSTON – A former Houston-area dentist has been found guilty of injury to a child by omission in connection to the irreversible brain damage to Neveah Hall.
According to court documents, Bethaniel Jefferson was found guilty on Wednesday.
The case made headlines back in 2016 after the then 4-year-old was left with severe brain damage from what should have been a simple procedure at the dentist’s office.
Dr. Bethaniel Jefferson with Diamond Dental Practice had treated the young girl in the past, but her mother, Courissa Clark, told FOX 26 in 2016 that about an hour into the procedure, her daughter cried out as she was experiencing a seizure. Courissa was told not to worry and to go back into the waiting room after Dr. Jefferson assured her everything was fine.
Hours had passed before the ambulance finally arrived, but it was too late, as Nevaeh suffered oxygen loss, leaving the young girl severely brain-damaged.