Oral surgery expert witnesses are knowledgeable in surgery complications following tooth removal, rehabilitative dentistry, restorative implants, endodontics, periodontics, and additional oral surgery procedures. Oral surgery litigation may result from alleged surgery errors, unforeseen side effects, prescribing the wrong post-surgery medication, or other unexpected problems occurring before, during, or after surgery. In Augusta, Maine, jurors found that oral surgeon (Defendant) was negligent in treating a patient in 2011. Plaintiff was awarded $300K in damages after oral surgery resulted in an infection in his jaw that required a two-week stay in the hospital. Following the hospital stay, Plaintiff had to make visits for three months to a lab for an injection of antibiotics.
Although Plaintiff saw Defendant post-surgery, the oral surgeon told him to keep taking pain medication and did not prescribe antibiotics or schedule an additional visit. A member of Plaintiff’s family then took him to an emergency room. As a result of the infection, Plaintiff suffered pain and lost several more teeth. Plaintiff charged Defendant with medical negligence. In addition, Defendant is facing questioning before the Maine Board of Dental Practice after a multitude of other patients’ complaints. The Board placed Defendant’s anesthesia license under scrutiny. In addition, his license to practice dentistry was suspended for 30 days.
Www.nolo.com’s /legal-encyclopedia tells us:
“Just because you are unhappy with your treatment or results does not mean the doctor is liable for medical malpractice. The doctor must have been negligent in connection with your diagnosis or treatment. To sue for malpractice, you must be able to show that the doctor caused you harm in a way that a competent doctor, under the same circumstances, would not have. The doctor’s care is not required to be the best possible, but simply “reasonably skillful and careful.” Whether the doctor was reasonably skillful and careful is often at the heart of a medical malpractice claim. Almost all states require that the patient present a medical expert to discuss the appropriate medical standard of care and show how the defendant deviated from that standard.”
As stated above, oral surgery litigation may result from allegations of surgery errors, unforeseen side effects, prescribing the wrong post-surgery medication, or other unexpected problems occurring before, during, or after surgery. Oral surgery expert witnesses are trained to opine and testify on any and all of these charges. Find the most authoritative and credible medical expert for your case at ForensisGroup, the expert witness service voted #1 Best Expert Provider in the 2016 National Law Journal.