Q: Why can't I or my current dentist get my dental records without a lawyer?
Dr. Navales, Absolute Dental, incorrectly implanted posts to hold a clip-on denture. Broken posts and extreme pain have been the result. I am currently spending another $10,000 for dental work in another office to be able to have a clip-on denture without constant post breakage and pain. I was even refused the request for my dental records saying only an attorney can get my records. Dentists seem to be able to put money above patient care, as no lawyer wants to take my case.
The California Dental Association has a publication on obtaining your records:
Make sure the request is put in writing.
NOTICE DEADLINES: There are strict time deadlines within which you must file a lawsuit, or take other action, or you will be forever barred from relief or compensation.
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