There are patients who are willing to file a complaint against your errors, which is why a dental license attorney is the perfect assistance once you receive one. The help of a dental lawyer can be very useful if you’re undergoing any kinds of complaint that a patient has filed, whether the result of a dental treatment caused horrific adverse effects or just minor injuries.
On or about January 12, 2009 at Houston, Texas, a dentist treated an improper alignment and occlusion of a patient’s teeth, along with extensive restorations. The dentist provided a fee of $1,896.00 to the patient, which she paid with $680.00 as an upfront payment. The dentist started the preparation of the patient’s mouth to insert a full upper arch splint from tooth number 2 to 15.
However, the patient has upper numbers 6, 10 and 13 missing, along with lower numbers 20 and 30. As a result, the dental bridge did not fit the patient’s mouth, while causing discomfort and irritation to the patient’s mouth. Eventually, the bridge came apart into three pieces, which the dentist cemented in the patient’s mouth on several dental treatment appointments.
As a result of the poor treatment provided, the patient decided to go to another dentist, while considering the said treatment as “unsatisfactory”, “improper” and “incomplete”. This caused the patient to file a complaint to the Texas Board of Dental Examiners to investigate the dentist right away.
The dentist was given a chance to defend against the case filed to her. She stated that she was experiencing emotional problems at the time. She also added that she was hospitalized during December 2009 as a result of her emotional problems. However, her lack of dental license attorney caused the dentist’s defense to be weak.
Gladly, the Board subjected the dentist’s license to disciplinary action to prevent such issues in the future. She was also advised to seek help to her emotional problems to ensure that she can work consistently as a dentist in the future as well.
Are you facing a certain complaint even if you’re undergoing personal problems or if you have a valid reason why an error happened? Then make sure that you contact a dental license attorney immediately by seeking the expertise of Yong J. An. He has helped numerous dentists as a dental license attorney since 2006, and all you need to do is to contact him at (832) 428-5679 for legal consultation.