Went to Mexico for dental work, one tooth extracted, bone graft, and two gum flaps. Membrane over bone graft fell out, and possibly graft. Stitches came out exposing teeth under flaps. Great pain. Returned for repairs, given 4 pills for anxiety. Told they also gave me an injection while sedated; I was out cold. I awoke to find this dentist had removed the two teeth adjacent to the one she had removed two weeks before! Still groggy, she told me these other two were abscessed. I was shocked the next morning when I was lucid. At no time did she discuss removing additional teeth. My career depends on me being present, meeting clients, and talking. At no time did I consent. Claims; two tiny abscesses, which she did NOT see on the CT scan from two weeks prior. This is unacceptable! She is from U.S., sole practice in Mexico, primarily doing implants. Dual citizenship? Ex-husband & kids live in San Diego, where she goes weekends. Can I file a malpractice suit in the U.S. against her? What else do I need to find out her residency status, or anything else you can help me with.
I agree with the previous lawyer's analysis. I would add that you may be able to find a California lawyer to take on the case, especially if this woman advertises her services in the U.S. How did you find her? Is she or was she ever licensed in the U.S.? If so, do you know why she practices only in Mexico? Has she previously done poor dental work for other U.S. citizens? This is worth investigating. All the best.
I don’t think USA court has jurisdiction over the dentist or would want a law suit in which the law of Mexico would apply
American courts simply would not have jurisdiction over the dentist’s delivery of dental care in Mexico. Best of luck.
The Standard of Care in the Untied States would be irrelevant. It is a Mexican Law suit if it is one, in my opinion.
Probably not, but jurisdiction can be complicated and heavily fact dependent. Consult with a dental malpractice attorney and give them all the facts.
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