I had a post inserted, which failed and dropped down in my mouth. The surgeon tried to reinsert it and shoved it into my sinus. We discussed my options and NONE of them involved reinserting the post. It was done without my permission and very painful (can elaborate later). I subsequently needed to see a surgeon to cut and lift my gum and drill a hole into my sinus to retrieve the post with suction. 6 months later I am still experiencing numbness in that area (nerve damage?). I was told I would be reimbursed my costs, but as of today I haven't seen a nickel. What about all the insurance that was eaten up for a procedure I never actually received? The insurance that was used to cover the removal? The lost wages from the recurring sinus infections that occurred after the procedure? Is insurance fraud a consideration?
You need to speak with a medical/dental malpractice attorney. You are onky entitled to compensation if you can prove that the dentist violated the standard of care and that the violation caused you damage. You need an an expert witness, another dentist to testify to the violation of the standard cardefinition to prove your case. You need to get your medical records and speak to an attorney right away.
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You need to speak with a personal injury attorney. Consultations are almost always free and would offer you the opportunity to bring in all of your supporting documents and to share your story.
It sounds like you may have a viable claim and I have very little doubt that a qualified an able attorney would be willing to take your case. Use Avvo's "find a Lawyer" service to locate an attorney that may be able to help. This is not something I would recommend doing by yourself and most attorneys would take such a case on a contingency basis (meaning you pay nothing and they are entitled to a portion of any recovered amount, if any is to be had).
I am sorry for your loss and the pain you endured. Best wishes.
A failed implant doesn't mean there was a breach of the standard of care
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