Woman Sues Dentist, Says She Swallowed Tool

Apr 27, 2012

LEXINGTON, Ky. - A central Kentucky woman is suing a dentist, accusing him of dropping a small screwdriver down her throat that later required surgery to remove.

In a suit filed Thursday in Fayette Circuit Court in Lexington, 71-year-old Lena David says the screwdriver ended up in her digestive tract, where surgeons at St. Joseph Hospital later removed it.

David is asking for an undisclosed amount of damages from Dr. W.B. Galbreath of Lexington.

The file includes an X-ray, purported to be David's, which shows the silhouette of the screwdriver in her pelvic region.      David's attorney, Edwin H. Clark, declined to comment on the case. Galbraith did not immediately return a message left at his office Friday by The Associated Press.