A Texas man woke up from what he thought would be a normal, simple dental procedure to learn that he had no teeth. During the course of the planned procedure, the dentist determined that it was necessary to remove all of the man's teeth, which was naturally shocking and devastating for the patient who thought he was to have just four teeth removed. The unusual incident was prompted a medical malpractice claim against the dentist and the dental practice.
The man went to the dentist for removal of four teeth. According to his wife, she became worried when the procedure took too long, and, after checking on her husband, she found him unresponsive and covered in blood. Due to his unresponsiveness after the procedure, she called emergency services and had him transported to the hospital. He now suffers from blood clots as a result of having all of his teeth removed.
The man claims that he cannot remember many details from the appointment. He suffers from shame over his altered appearance. Many aspects of his life have been impacted from this procedure, including his emotional and mental well-being. According to the patient and his family, the doctor did not have authorization to extract more than four teeth.
When doctors, dentists and other health care providers are negligent or act recklessly, it can impact a patient's health permanently. Those who have suffered would be wise to work with a lawyer who can help them obtain rightful compensation through a medical malpractice claim. If a Texas reader feels that he or she is a victim of a doctor error, it is best to seek a case evaluation in order to determine which legal options are available.
Source: parentherald.com, "Dentist Appointment Gone Wrong: Man Wakes Up Without Any Teeth Left; Dentist Pulled Out Everything!", Snow McDiggon, April 14, 2016