Oral and maxillofacial surgery expert witnesses often have very varied backgrounds within the medical field, as the area focuses on any surgery taking place on the neck or head, which entails many different types of procedures. With this form of medical practice encompassing so many types of surgical treatment, possible lawsuits may result from various situations, depending on the particular needs of each patient. Like other medical treatments, such court cases can involve a surgical error, unforeseen side effects, a failure to properly inform a patient of his or her treatment, an issue with local or general anesthesia, or other forms of medical malpractice that would be grounds for litigation.
Since the field concerns dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery expert witnesses may be experienced as dentists with a background in dental surgery and oral surgery in relation to treating issues with teeth and possible facial pain. Dental implant failure, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), orofacial pain, or facial injuries may each be relevant to a court case concerning oral and maxillofacial surgery. Pathologists may also be asked to provide an expert opinion as oral and maxillofacial expert witnesses regarding diseases of the head and neck area.
Additional procedures practiced by oral and maxillofacial expert witnesses may include orthognathic surgery, dental alveolar surgery, maxillofacial reconstructive surgery, and other forms of head and neck surgery.
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