Canyon Country, CA asked in Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice for California

Q: Can I sue a dentist

Can I sue a dentist who said they were going to do a full mouth restore. He pulled all my bottom teeth and then ogave Me dentures that I can't wear because I don't have enough bone to hold them in

1 Lawyer Answer
James G. Perry
James G. Perry
Answered
  • Licensed in California

A: I’m sorry to hear you went through this. The answer to your question is yes, you can potentially sue for damages. Of course this will depend on the facts of your situation, but medical professionals are generally held to a duty to exercise the same care and expertise as a reasonable professional in their field. Your situation will turn on what the written/communicated understanding of your procedure was between you and the medical professional that performed the work on you before the procedure began. If you did not agree to the dental procedure performed, then you may have a valid case. I do caution that you should speak with an attorney about your situation (virtual or in-person) about the specific facts; no attorney, including myself, can give you adequate advice (nor should they) over direct messaging.

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