When you’re facing the loss of your dental license, securing the representation of an experienced dental attorney may be and should be your first step to protect yourself from serious repercussions. Every licensed dentist should do this as this is very important. Especially, when faced with allegations regarding her dental practice.
On or about September 19, 2017, an elderly client went into a dental visit at the dental office. She visited her dentist to undergo a root canal treatment on her lower left wisdom tooth. During the course of that treatment, a reamer being used by the dentist became detached and fell onto the back of her tongue. Unfortunately, the patient involuntarily swallowed it. The patient was taken to a hospital and an x-ray was undertaken confirming that the instrument/implement had lodged in her intestine. Surgical intervention was not attempted and a month later x-ray examination confirmed that the reamer had been passed. The patient suffered shock and anxiety as a result of this incident.
The dentist was given the chance to defend her case. She states that everything was just an accident and nobody wanted it to happen. She further states that she did everything she could to treat the patient with caution.
However, her lack of an experienced dental attorney to help her defend her case resulted in serious disciplinary action and suspension from the Board. If you’re facing the same scenario as with the dentist, it is right and best to consult with a dental attorney. It is your best chance to protect your career and your license as well.
The assistance of a dental attorney could have helped the case become better for the dentist. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact an experienced and dedicated Dental Attorney like Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.