Jacksonville, FL asked in Health Care Law, Insurance Bad Faith and Medical Malpractice for Florida

Q: My insurance company failed to provide a dentist covered in network in time to save teeth do I have a case?

I started a multiple root canal and crowns with my insurance last year in December, the max time to finish the procedure safely was 21 day, it took 114 days for them to provide a dentist that was in network and had not dropped them. I find this excessive and unreasonable, because the failure to complete this procedure caused two teeth to need to be extracted soley due decay caused by the root canals not be being crowned, and 5 other teeth to require being re rooted due to this delay. This aetna medicare dsnap, there are multiple options that aetna/medicare could have used to provide a provider that even if last minute the provider dropped them to cover this under emergency and time sensitive issues. So now at 37 despite doing my best to take care of my teeth my mouth looks like a road map, and I need dental implants. I would like some compensation for my pain both physical and phycological and I want them to be penalized as I have other less harmful things like this they have done.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. For this type of matter, an attorney could require a dental/oral surgery professional's opinion in terms of the impact of the delays. That's why the question is difficult to answer. You could reach out to law firms that handle health care/med mal claims to discuss. There is a narrow niche of law firms that specialize in dental claims. I hope you are able to rectify the matter. Good luck

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