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False teeth stuck in throat for 9 weeks

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

A 75-year-old woman with dementia had her false teeth stuck in her throat for nine weeks after doctors failed to spot she had swallowed them.

Nermin Keating, who lives with her daughter and full-time carer Umit Maddock in Braintree, Essex, swallowed the 11-teeth dentures in November.

Ms Maddock, 46, said her mother was seen by doctors about four times before the teeth were found and removed.

"Everybody thought it was impossible for someone to swallow them," she said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-essex-21059931

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:07 PM

How in the hell did the doctors miss something like that? I guees they never looked down her throat.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:25 PM

Doctors do not look anymore, they just prescribe pills....whatever brand the pharmaceutical companies tell them to at the time!


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:01 PM

Big lawsuit .

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