I went to a dentist who said I had 3 small cavaties. Long story short, he drilled too far causing me to then need an emergency root canal. Root canal seemed to take forever. I stopped him & asked if he was almost done. He said he couldnt find the canal. The next time I stopped him him he said he couldnt stop the bleeding (he never used a "damn" which most do for this reason) and before I know it he said he thought the tooth needed to come out. It went from small cavaity to complete tooth loss. I lost confidence in dr & left NOT letting him take it out. A new dentist did it as an emergency. When he saw xrays he was stunned by damage other had done. The tooth had been broken in 3places while "he looked for the canal". I have a chronic illness & this caused me to miss an infusion by 3 weeks. I am NOT a good candidate for implants due to increased risk with my compromised health. More to this story but basis is he cost me my tooth, put me at risk for future complications and now I will have significant debt. Do I have a case? I think in the least dentist should pay for extraction, the implant now needed, and refund the $1000 I pd already.
Damages likely preclude a litigation process that have costs which will dwarf the recovery. Speak to local malpractice counsel to confirm.
Thomas J. Tomazin, Esq. ((303) 771-1900) is an excellent dental malpractice attorney in Denver, CO. I highly recommend that you contact him regarding your claims.
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