Posted On: July 30, 2009 by Pennsylvania Personal Injury Attorney

Lawsuit Against Dentist Who Dropped Tools Down Man’s Throat

A Florida dentist is being sued for allegedly dropping tools down the throat of an elderly patient - twice. According to an article, relatives of the 90-year-old man recently filed the suit in circuit court accusing the dentist of negligence.

The lawsuit that the elderly man’s family filed claimed that the doctor dropped an “implant screwdriver tool” in 2006 and a “mini-wrench” in 2007. The suit also says that the victim underwent several medical procedures to remove the tools but never fully recovered. He died in 2007.

The dentist was fined $17,000 by the state a year later. He was found negligent in a settlement.

When a patient has been treated with substandard care by a doctor or healthcare provider and has suffered an injury or disability as a result, the patient has been the victim of medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, surgical errors, prescription drug errors, birth injuries, failure to treat diseases, delay in treatment, and negligence are just a few examples of medical malpractice. People of all ages are at risk for medical malpractice in Philadelphia and throughout the nation, including children, adults, and the elderly.

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