On August 9, 2011, Benjamin and Madeline Rodriquez sat in the waiting room of a West Palm Beach dental office. The couple's 5-year-old daughter, Briana, was inside for a cleaning.
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When the little girl appeared, her eyes were streaming tears. Blood ringed her lips. Instead of a simple brushing, three teeth had been yanked from her small mouth, and eight fillings had been drilled into the remaining teeth.
"They were absolutely shocked and terrified," the couple's attorney, Casey Shomo, tells New Times. "As best as we can tell, the dentist thought my client was actually another patient with a similar name."
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