Dental Patient Dies After Tools Dropped Down Throat

Misplaced Dental Tools Bad for Overall Health

A Florida man died after his dentist accidentally dropped tools down his throat – twice! The 90-year-old went to Dr. Wesley Meyers for dental implants to secure his dentures. In 2006, the doctor dropped a medical screwdriver down the patient’s throat. The tool had to be removed via colonoscopy.

Then, in 2007, the man went back to the same dentist to complete his treatment. This time, the dentist accidentally dropped a torque wrench down his throat. The man was hospitalized. Fifty days later, the torque wrench won the battle and the man died from complications.

As a result of the incidents, Florida’s Department of Health fined the doctor $17,000 and instructed him not to perform dental implants unless he gets additional training.

His daughter is understandably furious about her father’s untimely death. She has filed a civil suit against the dentist.

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