I have tried to be as nice and pleasant as I possibly can with a NC dentist, who caused damage to my mouth during a "simple" extraction. It took him 40-45 minutes to get this deep rooted tooth out. The area failed to properly heal after 10 weeks, saw an oral surgeon and underwent alveoloplasty and debridement due to irregular alveolar bone and prolonged healing of extraction site. I have requested negligent dentist to pay my damages and he continues to say he wasn't negligent. I'm not sure it's financially worth filing a lawsuit, but would like to present my demand to his carrier for a response but have no idea how to obtain that information.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional's negligence causes injury to a patient. Incorrect actions and inaction can both be forms of negligence.
There are many types of personal injuries for which financial damages can be awarded, including physical, emotional, and psychological injuries.
by attorney Ronald E. Sholes