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Dental Tourism Leads to a Coma for a Washington State Woman


An Ashland, Washington woman traveled to Costa Rica to undergo dental surgery after ascertaining the cost would be $12,000 less than in the United States, even when accounting for travel expenses. Unfortunately, the dental treatment did not go as planned. The patient experienced several strokes during the procedure and ended up requiring intubation. She had to finance a life flight to Florida where she remained for more than a month before she was well enough to return to Washington state. She continues to experience significant health issues such as blurry vision and problems with depth perception. Click here to read more.

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