WINTER PARK, Fla. – A central 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 Orange County Circuit Court against Dr. Wesley Meyers for neglience. An answering message at his Winter Park office Saturday said he was on vacation.
The lawsuit says the doctor dropped an "implant screwdriver tool" in 2006 and a "mini-wrench" in 2007.
The suit also says Gaal underwent multiple medical procedures to remove the tools but never fully recovered. He suffered a cardiac event in June 2007 and died a few days later.
Meyers was fined $17,000 by the state a year later. Meyers was found negligent in a settlement.