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bijou
06-21-2008, 05:42 PM
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- A dentist in Winter Park is facing a huge fine for causing a patient's death. State officials say he dropped a dental tool into a patient's throat not once, but twice.

The dentist has been in practice for quite a while. Dr. Wesley Meyers has been a family dentist for more than 30 years and in good standing with the state board. Now, the daughter of the man who died says Dr. Meyers should retire before someone else gets hurt.

Charles Gaal, Jr. went to Dr. Wesley Meyers to have his lower dentures replaced. During the procedure in September of 2006, Dr. Meyers dropped a small screw driver down Gaal's throat. It was surgically removed from his colon.

Then six months later during a follow up visit, it happened again....

link (http://www.wftv.com/news/16668195/detail.html)


Personally, I wouldn't have gone for the follow up visit. ;)

BSR
06-21-2008, 05:52 PM
upset probably doesn't describe how I would feel. I think "Stabby" is more like how I would feel, or "Shooty".

Bubba Dawg
06-21-2008, 06:06 PM
So the patient's family is feeling really down in the mouth about it....

BSR
06-21-2008, 06:08 PM
So the patient's family is feeling really down in the mouth about it....

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/Nightmare30/Funny%20stuff/facepalm.jpg


That was bad... :p

Bubba Dawg
06-21-2008, 06:41 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b24/Nightmare30/Funny%20stuff/facepalm.jpg


That was bad... :p


Yeah, you're right. Some of my puns are hard to swallow.

Jumpy
06-21-2008, 07:43 PM
I hate when that happens.

Shannon
06-21-2008, 10:01 PM
Follow up visit? Seriously?

Elspeth
06-21-2008, 10:43 PM
Follow up visit? Seriously?

I know!

The only follow up should have been an attorney.

LogansPapa
06-21-2008, 11:26 PM
Hey these things happen!



Well, in gator's state anyway.:p

DarkScribe
06-21-2008, 11:37 PM
Notice how there aren't any dental/dentist stories for the UK...<da-dum-crash> Sorry...couldn't help it...:p

LogansPapa
06-21-2008, 11:47 PM
Notice how there aren't any dental/dentist stories for the UK...<da-dum-crash> Sorry...couldn't help it...:p

But there are - they just involve explosive charges.:eek: