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Woman Sues Dentist, Claims He Dropped Tool, She Swallowed and It Had to Be Surgically Removed

Posted Apr 27, 2012 1:30 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A Kentucky woman sued a Lexington dentist on Thursday, contending that she reflexively swallowed a small implant screwdriver he dropped in her mouth during a routine treatment and it had to be surgically removed from her digestive tract.

Lena David, 71, is seeking unspecified damages in the Fayette County Circuit Court suit from Dr. W.B. Galbreath, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. She says she experienced "a long and difficult recovery" after the surgery.

Attorney Edwin H. Clark represents the dentist. He declined to comment when contacted by the newspaper.

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