Oral surgery is often stereotyped as being minor and less risky than other types of surgeries. However, oral surgery can be just as complicated and intrusive as any other surgical procedure. Dentists in Delaware who perform these procedures must treat patients with an acceptable level of care or else the patient could suffer very serious complications. Dental patients who are affected by surgical errors can have their lives turned upside down.
In another state, a lawsuit was filed against a dentist after a woman allegedly suffered a fracture during oral surgery. According to the lawsuit, the woman underwent a procedure for a tooth extraction. After the procedure, the lawsuit said the woman experienced swelling and jaw pain at the extraction site.
She visited a hospital for further examination and was diagnosed with a bilateral mandibular fracture at the site of the tooth extraction. Allegedly, the plaintiff had to undergo a complicated surgical procedure to repair the damage that was done during her tooth extraction. The plaintiff says she suffered discomfort, bleeding and lost use of her jaw due to the alleged negligence of the dentist. She seeks damages in excess of $50,000.
Mistakes during an oral procedure can leave patients suffering disfigurement and other serious injuries. Dentists, like all medical professionals, can be held accountable for errors or negligence. Those in Delaware who are injured due to surgical errors may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could provide victims and families with substantial monetary relief to help with medical expenses and other documented losses.