If you’re facing serious allegations from patients, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a dental attorney who can fully assist you.
Unfortunately, a dentist from Austin failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the board. Always keep in mind that the board handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right dental attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the dentist’s favor, especially if she has a good defense against the case.
During that time, the dentist was working part-time as an endodontist in a large multi-practitioner office. In addition to the dentist, there was an examining dentist, several general dentists, a periodontist, a pediatric dentist, an oral surgeon, and a prosthodontist. The case involved a 50-year-old woman.
When the dentist saw the patient, on her chart it was stated that she had TMJ discomfort. After doing an examination, including a periapical radiograph, the dentist explained to the patient that the dental pulp in the involved tooth was vital and that the endodontic therapy could be completed in one visit.
The dentist told her, however, if she had a problem keeping her mouth open for the approximately 1-hour time period, the dentist would take 2 visits to complete the therapy. During the visit, the patient was able to keep her mouth open and did not complain of jaw pain.
A few months later, the dentist received a malpractice summons stating that she had aggravated the patient’s TMJ condition. There was never any allegation that the dentist did anything wrong with respect to the endodontic therapy. The patient was seen by the examining dentist twice, the periodontist 4 times, the general dentist 12 times, and the endodontist once
Unfortunately, because of the lack of a dental attorney to help her, the dentist has been subjected to disciplinary action.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a dental attorney who can fully assist you. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An is an experienced dental attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.