A trip to the dentist! It’s everybody’s favorite thing, right? This should brighten your day:
A Central Florida woman is filing a civil lawsuit against a dentist accused of dropping a screwdriver and another medical tool down her father’s throat that she claims led to his death.
In October of 2006, Anne Greer took her father, Charles Gaal, 90, to dentist Dr. Wesley Meyers in Winter Park for implants to secure his dentures. During the procedure, Greer said Meyers dropped a medical screwdriver down her father’s throat. She said it took a colonoscopy to have the screwdriver removed from his large intestine.
Then, in May of 2007, despite his daughter’s concerns, Gaal returned to Wesley for implants and a different tool was accidentally dropped down Gaal’s throat…. a torque wrench , Greer said. The 90-year-old was hospitalized for 50 days and died from complications last June, according to Greer. — Local6.com
Not once, but twice. Good thing he’s not a gynecologist.
Doc Myers needs to buy some stick-um or something. And what a great racket it is working on seniors: Medicare pays for everything. I also dig the colonosocopy maneuver — a case of the dentist getting another asshole doctor in on his action.
No word on whether the the dentist is still using that excavated tool, incidentally.