Screwdriver Lodged in Patient’s Digestive System

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Jessamine County, KY – June 5, 2012 – According to WKYT, a lawsuit has been filed against a dentist after an x-ray showed that a dental screwdriver was lodged in a patient’s digestive system. The 71-year-old victim was having work done on her dentures, when she claims the dentist lost control of a 20mm tapered hex tool, also referred to as a screwdriver. 

She then says that the dentist had her go to a chiropractor’s office right next door to have an x-ray done; however, the dentist contends that he told the victim to go to the emergency department of the University of Kentucky Hospital, which was located across the street. 

He also claims that she did not go because she stated she felt fine. The victim is suing for medical costs, along with pain and suffering. 

Liability in a Medical Malpractice Claim 

Any medical professional can potentially be held liable in a medical malpractice claim including: 

  • physicians;
  • physician assistants;
  • nurses;
  • anesthesiologists;
  • dentists;
  • orthodontists;
  • chiropractors;
  • surgeons; and
  • pharmacists. 


To prove liability of a healthcare provider, you will need to establish you were under their care, they acted in a negligent manner, and as a result you suffered serious injuries. This will require ample evidence, which an attorney can help you gather. 

Contacting a Louisville Medical Malpractice Attorney 

A Louisville medical malpractice attorney at Gray and White can help you handle every aspect of your medical malpractice claim. If you’ve been injured in Kentucky, contact us today for a free evaluation of your case – 1-888-450-4456 or 502-210-8942.