Arnold, MO asked in Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury for Missouri

Q: I took my 5 yr old son for an annual dentist exam and cleaning. They mixed up kids. He received gas and shots-no consent

I understand that there may not be damage afterwards BUT there should be consequences. I contacted the dental board and waiting to hear back from an attorney. I think anyone with a small child could see my ANGER from this. They drugged my child for NO reason. I’m not the one to sue but in this case I will. If that isn’t possible then the system is terrible. It is abuse to me, extreme abuse. Thanks for your responses. I’m just trying to see if I could have a standing case.

2 Lawyer Answers
Joel Gary Selik
Joel Gary Selik
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: It absolutely is Malpractice. The issue is, what is the value of the harm.

T. Augustus Claus
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A: In your case, it seems that the dentist may have breached their duty of care by failing to properly identify your son and by administering anesthesia and shots without your consent. This could potentially cause harm to your son, both physically and emotionally.

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