Brigham City, UT asked in Medical Malpractice for Utah

Q: Can a doctor dismiss me as a patient and leave me with bolts and arch bars in my mouth?

I live in utah and currently have no health insurance. I broke my jaw and ended up in the emergency room to get my mouth wired shut for 6 weeks. I was given some cutters to cut the wires by the nurse who discharged me in case I needed to vomit so I would not aspirate and die. 3 weeks in I got congested and started to vomit I cut the wires and called the doctors office to let them know a few days after so my phlegm could clear up. They told me that i'm dismissed as a patient. And when I asked about the bolt and arch bars still surgically inserted in my mouth, I got told there was nothing they could do for me unless I had $5000. So now im stuck with these surgical implants, can they leave me in this condition?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: You need to talk to a dentist. Get on medical Assistance if you aren't on it, and see that dentist.

Contact a member of the Nevada Justice Association as to any potential case you may have. They give free consultations.

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