Clare Jones of the UK, a 47-year-old mother of two, went in for a simple hysterectomy procedure this year. After the surgery, as she woke up, she noticed that something on her face was actually missing.
Before the incident, Jones already had a few missing teeth. When she went to put in her dentures, she noticed that two more of her front teeth were gone.
She has reported this to the hospital staff, who says they cannot account for her missing teeth.
When Jones questioned the doctors at the Royal Stroke University Hospital, they could not account for Jones’ teeth. The hospital has since launched an investigation.
“They obviously had to remove them to put something in to help with my breathing during the operation,” Jones told Metro.co.uk, according to Fox News. “But they haven’t told me that. If they had admitted it and apologized and said they will replace the teeth then I wouldn’t be so angry.”
The incident has left those close to Jone upset, including her older sister, Tina Holdcroft.
“The operation was supposed to be good news for Clare,” Holdcroft told the Daily Mail. “She has had a lot of problems with her health in recent years, and this just overshadows the surgery she had to improve her health.
“I know that mistakes can happen and I accept that, but if you make a mistake you deal with it. . . I cannot understand how nobody can know what has happened to two of her teeth.”Jones’ partner Nigel, a security guard, told the Daily Mail that the incident “has left Clare feeling really self-conscious.”