Serious offenses are one of the cases that a dental attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the court once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, a dentist in El Paso failed to do so.
The incident happened on or about October 28, 2017, in a dental office in El Paso, Texas. A patient visited the dentist office due to recurrent pain. His mouth was healthy overall with no previous restorations. There was however a history of recent pain and swelling associated with his tooth.
Following an examination, a diagnosis was made of cracked tooth syndrome at the tooth with irreversible pulpitis. The options for treatment were discussed, including attempting restoration with root canal treatment and later placing a crown, or extracting the tooth. On considering the cost implications and the time involved with restoring the tooth, the patient opted to have the tooth extracted.
The following day the tooth was removed under local anesthesia without complication. Although the extraction was uneventful, the patient was given a prescription for antibiotics by the practitioner on account of the prior history of pain and swelling from the tooth.
The following day, further pain was experienced and the patient re-attended with the same practitioner. The dentist thought that she was giving a different, second antibiotic to take in conjunction with the first. Instead, the patient was given a further prescription of the same antibiotic.
The patient became increasingly nauseous and dizzy and subsequently attended his local hospital for blood tests. No admittance was required, however, he underwent blood testing with, arguably, associated discomfort and inconvenience.
Because of this, the dentist was summoned to hear her side. She said she based the prescription on the previous day’s record, but this was inaccurate. The record entry stated that the first prescription was for amoxicillin, when in fact, metronidazole 400mg had been prescribed. When the patient re-attended the next day, another course of metronidazole 400mg was prescribed, which the patient took unaware that the double dose of metronidazole was not appropriate.
Because of this, the patient wrote a letter of complaint and requested compensation for the avoidable pain and suffering that he had experienced. But with the lack of a dental attorney to help her, the dentist’ license has been suspended and disciplined. She could have hired a dental attorney to assist her in the case.
Serious offenses may compromise your career, which is why a Texas dental attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a dental attorney to provide further defense against your case. To contact one, you may dial Dental Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.