Last month, a 36-year-old Indiana man went to White River Dental for a routine procedure to have four teeth removed. When he woke up, Donnie Grisby learned that he lost a whole lot more.
Amanda Grisby said after five hours of waiting, she got worried and demanded to know what was going on. That’s when Amanda said she was told the dentist pulled all her husband’s teeth due to an infection he feared might spread. When she saw her husband, Amanda said he was unresponsive and covered in blood. An ambulance was called, and Donny coded twice on the way to the Columbus Regional Hospital. Doctors there had to put him in a medically induced coma. Although Donny is home now, he uses an oxygen tank because he still has blood clots as a result of the dental work. White River Dental said due to HIPPA laws, it is unable to comment on any allegations, but the dentist said in a statement that while patient privacy laws prevent him from addressing the matter specifically, “every patient” has treatments “explained to them thoroughly” and “all the proper consent forms are signed prior to any treatment being performed.” The Grisby’s say they plan to file a malpractice suit.
Dental malpractice cases typically fall under malpractice law. You must prove that the dental care provider (including dental assistants, dental hygienists and oral surgeons) failed to provide the quality of care that other reasonably competent dentists would have provided under similar circumstances and that harm was caused by the negligence. Dental negligence can include:
• Permanent or temporary numbness or loss of taste sensation
• Injuries or death caused by improper or negligent administration of anesthesia
• Complications arising from negligently completed crowns and bridges • Certain complications from anesthesia, even when releases are signed • Unnecessary extraction of multiple teeth and/or extraction of wrong teeth
A dental malpractice attorney can help a victim recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and any mental and/or physical pain and suffering caused by the dentist’s negligence. However, such cases are usually very complicated and will likely take at least a year before a plaintiff reaches a settlement.
Many victims of medical negligence find that they simply do not have the financial assets needed to weather the storm without help. Once their lawsuit is filed, if the Grisby’s find themselves in this situation while waiting for their rightfully deserved compensation, lawsuit funding may be of interest. This non-recourse cash advance requires no upfront fees or monthly payments, and the couple need not have a job. Furthermore, no money is repaid until the case successfully settles, and if the Grisby’s lose, they keep the cash advance free and with no obligation. All they need to do is complete our one-page funding application online or over the phone. We will request case documentation from their attorney and review the case. If approved, we can wire transfer or overnight mail funds within 24 – 48 hours.
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