Monday, July 20, 2009

Just in case you run out of things to fret about...

Here ya go, right off the wire:

Lawsuit: dentist dropped tools down man's throat

Sun Jul 19, 8:39 AM EDT

A Florida dentist is being sued for allegedly dropping tools down the throat of an elderly patient — twice. Relatives of 90-year-old Charles Gaal Jr. recently filed the suit in circuit court accusing Dr. Wesley Meyers of negligence. An answering message at Meyers' office in Winter Park said Saturday that he was on vacation. He did not reply to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

The lawsuit says the doctor dropped an "implant screwdriver tool" in 2006 and a "mini-wrench" in 2007.

The suit also says Gaal underwent several medical procedures to remove the tools but never fully recovered. He died in 2007.

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


Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

Gee, do you think we could get an appointment with Dr. Wesley "Butterfingers" Meyers any time soon? Of course, this could all be balderdash - made-up nonsense filed by an overly avid attorney to try to wring money out of an honest, hard-working dentist!

Uh-oh! Now you have to worry about lawyers! Where does all this end, I ask you? Now, where's my mini-wrench?

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