My daughter went to have her wisdom teeth removed and after two hours was released without having any removed. They stitched up the incision from the attempted removal. We were told that she kept waking up and they couldn't administer any more anesthesia. She was then referred to an oral surgeon and he examined her and took x-rays and asked what happened. He then asked for the original x-rays because the tooth now appears to be upside down. The original dentist sent them in a format they couldn't open and when asked to fax it to them they never complied. I haven't been back to the original dentist but they keep calling my daughter. She ended up being out of work for two weeks and still can't open her mouth fully. They also refunded the $900 immediately to my wife before she left.
Negligence is a key concept of injury liability, and occurs when someone fails to take a reasonable amount of care to avoid injuring others.
Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist or dental assistant causes injury by failing to provide a reasonable standard of care.
by attorney Vadim R. Alden
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