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Dentist’s blunder leaves woman with perforated stomach

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A Bristol woman was left needing urgent medical attention after a routine root canal procedure went drastically wrong. Venessa Snary was left with a perforated stomach after her dentist accidentally dropped a dental file down her throat.

Following the mishap Ms Snary’s dentist, Dr Ester Torrejimeno, failed to call an ambulance, and instead chose to drive her patient to Southmead Accident and Emergency herself. Doctors x-rayed the patient and found that the file had lodged itself in the lining of her stomach causing a perforation, and needed to performed surgery to remove it. The ordeal did not stop there however, as she was left unable to talk for days after and claimed that her employment was terminated due to having too much time off sick.

Ms Snary spoke to the Daily Mail about her ordeal, “I didn’t expect this to happen, especially from a well-known dentist with such a high reputation and given the fact that this is only my third appointment with them as a relatively new patient.” Following her surgery to remove the dental file, Dr Torrejimeno sent flowers and a card and made various attempts to call her. Ms Snary has since contacted a solicitor to discuss taking further action against the surgery.






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