Woman injured after dentist dances during procedure

Woman having dental work done illustration 
By: John Roberts 

A woman suffered a major injury when the dentist who performed dental work on her started dancing to the music that was playing at the office, according to a lawsuit filed in court.

The dentist who was dancing during a procedure took a horrible misstep when the inch-long drill bit he was using perforated the patient's sinus cavity and ended near the eye socket, the woman claims in a lawsuit.

Brandy Fanning, 31, of Syracuse, New York, said she had to undergo emergency surgery and spent three days in the hospital because of the accident.

Dr. George Trusty was performing emergency dental work on Fanning at Community Health Center of Syracuse, when the accident occurred, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Syracuse.

The accident occurred as Trusty was drilling to break a molar before removal. While working, he was doing the steps and rhythmic movements to the song “Car Wash," playing on the radio in the dental office, according to the lawsuit.

Fanning said she still suffers facial swelling, nerve damage and chronic infections from the bacteria that seeped into the sinus cavity.
She is seeking $600,000 for medical expenses and for suffering pain.



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