Woman Suing "Dancing" Dentist

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A woman is suing a Syracuse, New York, dentist over a drill mishap.

Brandy Fanning says the dentist was dancing to the song "Car Wash" when the drill bit he was using got stuck in her sinus cavity. She says he was performing rhythmic steps to the song while doing an extraction.

The lawsuit says the inch-long drill bit punctured her sinus cavity and became lodged near her eye socket. The dentist was unable to remove it, and she spent three days in a hospital after having it surgically removed.

Fanning tells the Syracuse Post-Standard that she still suffers facial swelling, nerve damage and chronic infections from the 2004 incident.

The dentist, George Trusty, isn't commenting on the lawsuit, which seeks $600,000 for Fanning's medical bills and her pain and suffering.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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