Funeral arrangements set for Sulphur boy - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Funeral arrangements set for Sulphur boy who died following dental procedure

Ja'kyron West. Ja'kyron West.

Funeral arrangements have been set for the 3-year-old Sulphur boy who died last week following a dental procedure.

Ja'kyron West died March 19 at a Lake Charles hospital after being in a coma for six days.

The funeral will be held Saturday in the family's hometown of Ville Platte. The viewing will begin at 8 a.m. at Owens Thomas Funeral Home, 910 W. Hickory St. The funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 6558 Pine Point Road.

Jasmine Williams, West's mother, told KPLC that her son went to a dental clinic in Lake Charles on March 13 to have crowns placed over his primary teeth. The procedure involved what is known as sedation dentistry.

Williams said she was told by office staff that Ja'kyron was being a "sleepy head," and that she needed to come to the dental chair to help wake him up. Although she tried, Williams said she could not get him to respond.

Soon after, medics arrived and took Ja'kyron to Lake Area Medical Center. He never woke up.

The Calcasieu Parish Coroner's Office has not yet released a cause of death.

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