A woman in South Carolina won a $2 million dental malpractice verdict after a dentist mistakenly pulled 13 teeth. In 2006, 28 year old Elizabeth Smith went to the Sexton Dental Clinic to have three teeth pulled; a clinic dentist pulled all 16 of her upper teeth. Restorative surgery, which plaintiff plans to have as soon as possible, will cost about $80,000.
The number of dental malpractice claims are relatively consistent; many people are not aware they can pursue a dentist for dental malpractice in court, or that dentists are liable for improper treatment. Here are some examples of negligence that could lead to the filing of a dental malpractice suit:
Nerve injuries that affect a patient’s ability to taste
Nerve injuries causing permanent numbness in the tongue (or partial tongue numbness)
Negligently completed crowns and bridges and/or complications arising therefrom
Failure to take a patient’s relevant medical history into account before commencing treatment
Failure to diagnose or detect oral cancer, periodontal disease, or other diseases
Complications from anesthesia
Extraction of incorrect teeth
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