Melville, NY asked in Medical Malpractice for New York

Q: Dentist said that stitches would dissolve and they havent.

The dentist said that the stitches would dissolve within 2weeks and it's been a little over a month and the stitches are still in my mouth. I called them and they said that they will come out on their own and they havent.

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George E. Patsis
George E. Patsis
Answered
  • Lindenhurst, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: This sounds like a medical question and not a legal question. You should seek the advice of another dentist. A Medical Malpractice case requires damages, if you have not suffered any damages you have no case to pursue.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: An attorney would not be qualified to offer a medical/dental opinion here. One option could be to ask the dentist if she or he feels the matter warrants physical examination by them or another dentist to determine if there is anything to be concerned about at this point. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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