It’s best to seek the help of a dental attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some dentists tend to face these results instead without thinking that dental attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain dentist in Austin, Texas on September 2011. During the time of the incident, the dentist was practicing her license in a small-town clinic in Austin and had been in that position for more than five years already.
On or about September 13, 2011, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care in the dental treatment of her patient.
Specifically, the patient swallowed a dental bur during root canal treatment performed by the dentist. The patient was subsequently hospitalized because of the swallowed bur.
The dentist failed to provide to the Board a written report of the hospitalization of the patient within thirty days of becoming aware of the hospitalization.
During the period from August 9, 2011, through September 13, 2011, the dentist fell below the minimum standard of care by failing to make, maintain, and keep adequate dental records on the said patient. Specifically, the records do not include a treatment plan including recommendations and treatment options.
The Board gave the dentist the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the dental results were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a dental attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas dental attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated dental lawyers who helped various dentists in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.