My dentist did a filling improperly there was no pain or aching before she filled it now I have pain in that tooth and I was chewing a piece of gum and the tooth broke I told her that. I was having pain she told me to wait two week for my next appointment to reset the filling in that time period my tooth broke while chewing a piece of gum and on the side of my face where she nummed it I have pain in my cheek so everytime I touch mY face it hurts its nerve damage
Unless the condition is permanent the damages may not justify the expense of a malpractice case investigation. Confirm your condition with another dentist and then seek out local malpractice counsel if damages warrant.
I suggest that you obtain a copy of your dental records and X-rays and see another dentist. The preexisting condition of the tooth is a major issue--and that can be evaluated by a review of X-rays and records. If a significant, permanent injury can be established, it is possible that an attorney would pursue the case.
You should consult with an attorney to check on the statute of limitations and other deadlines for filing suit and to review the facts of the case.
To prevail on a claim of professional malpractice, you would need to prove that a negligent act or failure to act on the part of the dentist caused you injury and that that injury has value. Sometimes a patient can have a bad outcome in the absence of negligence. Whether negligence occurred in your case would be determined by having the records reviewed by a qualified medical expert. Further, your self-diagnosed nerve damage would likewise need to be confirmed by a medical doctor AND there would need to be a causal relationship between a negligent act or omission on the part of the dentist and that nerve damage. You should consult with an attorney and have your records reviewed before determining whether it is worth it to proceed to litigation. If your injury is not permanent and will be corrected at the two-week follow-up appointment, you will have a lot of difficulty finding an attorney willing to take on your case.
You should go to another dentist as soon as possible.
You should contact a personal injury attorney to discuss the details of your potential case with him/her.
This communication offers general information based on the very limited information provided, and does not constitute the giving of legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney-client relationship.
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