Q: My Mother went to a dentist in three rivers a few weeks ago, the dentist told her that her best route would be to have
to have all of her teeth removed so that she could have new fake teeth put into her skull. She went ahead and let the dentist remove all of her teeth to proceed with putting new teeth in. She was told to wait a few weeks and heal before having the new teeth put in, now the dentist is telling us her jaw is too small, she can't have any teeth put in ever... My mother is absolutely traumatized by this. She literally has no teeth anymore. Is this malpractice? is there something we can do? thanks in advance!
A: I'm sorry for your mother's ordeal. She could arrange a consult with a Michigan med mal attorney to explore whether the determination that her jaw was not suited for implants could have been made prior to the extraction of her teeth, whether other options would have been more logical, among other issues.
The attorney wouldn't be able to make such a determination by herself/himself. If your mother and the attorney chose to work together, the attorney would request the dental x-rays and records and have them reviewed by another dentist(s). Med mal attorneys generally provide free initial consultations. Good luck
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