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Old May 8th, 2011, 05:29 AM   #1
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Hello im an 18 year old who went to a dentist for wisdom tooth removal. Immediately after recieving local anesthesia I didnt feel right. After the procedure was done, I was left cross eyed, unable to see. I literally was seeing double. This lasted about an hour and a half. I called my local hospital, which has a nurse calling service, and asked a nurse about it. She ad no knowledge of this and told me to ask the dentist.

I remember looking in the mirror and watching my eyes go out of focus, as one who shift to the left or right on its own. My mother was worried to the point that she called the paramedics. They advised me to go to the ER, which I decided not to, though now I wish I had. They told me he probably put too much. I was unable to look at anything directly.

Right after the procedure when I mentioned this to the dentist, he looked at his staff with concern and said that everything was fine. But his worrisome look made me feel uneasy.

Fast forward a week later I go back for a follow up. Come to find out, I now need root canals because my nerves were damaged. Mind you, just one week before my nerves were completely fine, and this was not on the X ray. I asked if the anesthesia could of caused that, and they said no. I figured it it really could cause that, they of course wouldn't tell me.


Now because of this, I am not referred to yet ANOTHER dentist to have root canals.

Can someone please tell me do I have a case? What should by my steps from here on?

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I wish to inform you that you can file a lawsuit for recovery of damages. In this regard as your dentist was negligent therefore dentist can be held liable for losses. Dentist was required to perform treatment with sufficient skill and further when operation was not performed correctly the dentist was supposed to inform you correct position. As dentist has been negligent therefore dentist can be held liable for malpractice.

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First, do not return to the first dentist. I would see another dentist who can examine the damaged area and call a neurologist for a consult over the damage and recommended course to take for repair. After you get the reports of these professionals, then you might have a case for malpractice/damage against the first dentist.
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You should move to some other dentist, I would recommend you consult with someone who is an expert in that area. If you speak with a lawyer, make sure you bring any records, notes, etc. with you.
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