Surgical error/negligence?

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cuttooth
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Surgical error/negligence?

#1 Post by cuttooth » Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:27 pm

Before seeing a med mal lawyer, I'm wondering if I have a case? Had open jaw surgery last year and a tooth was cut in the process. Recently saw an endodontist and now I need an extraction, bone graft, and implant. OS claims that I signed the consent form of risks and will unlikely be covered (Kaiser).

I understand that I signed a consent form about surgery risks. But I felt that the surgeon should have been practice more preventive care earlier and I could have gotten a crown instead. Would the situation be considered part of the risk or med malpractice?

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Re: Surgical error/negligence?

#2 Post by Pequod » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:38 pm

Go talk to a lawyer. A tooth being cut sounds like poor planning but I have no idea if it constitutes malpractice.

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Re: Surgical error/negligence?

#3 Post by Speck » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:53 am

Howdy. Might it be a good idea to check the medical malpractice statute of limitations that applies to the state in which you live?
-Andy


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