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DENTAL MALPRACTICE EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Risky Bone Graft Causes Oral Cancer Patient To Develop Infection DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 66-year-old woman with a history of multiple surgeries for oral cancer over 5 years and 15 treatments of radiation therapy. She was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and floor of the mouth. She was given a bone g …

Orthodontic Patient Suffers Root Resorption From Tight Braces DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 14-year-old male from Minnesota who had orthodontic treatment for two and a half years. For the first year of the patient’s treatment, everything appeared normal with his progress. After the first year, however, the patient began  …

Defective Dental Implants Puncture Patient’s Mouth DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Defective Dental Implants Puncture Patient’s Mouth

This case involves an elderly female patient who had implants placed in her jaw. When the implants were placed, a gap was found in the manufactured gum and the dentist put acrylic in to fill the gap. During the first fitting, the posts got stuck and the de …

Child Suffers Respiratory Failure During Dental Procedure DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

Child Suffers Respiratory Failure During Dental Procedure

This case involves a child who presented to a pediatric dentist for a cavity filling. Before the start of the procedure, the child was placed under general anesthesia. After he was anesthetized, the dentist told the child’s parents that he needed to s …

Alzheimer’s Patient is Allowed to Wander Away from Nursing Home Property DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This geriatric psychology case involves a male patient with Alzheimer’s who was living at a small, independently owned nursing home in Alabama. The patient was known to wander aimlessly as a symptom of his Alzheimer’s, however there was no senior care pla …

Orthodontics Expert Evaluates Inadequate Imaging Before Implant Surgery DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a 30 year old male patient in Kentucky with a past medical history of a congenital deformation of his jaw that caused it to develop abnormally. The patient began seeing an orthodontist, who fitted him with braces. The patient later requ …

Orthodontics Expert Discusses Inappropriate Treatment for Jaw Misalignment DENTAL MALPRACTICE Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged patient in Massachusetts who was referred to the defendant orthodontist for treatment of a gap between his front teeth that he wanted to close. At his initial orthodontic consultation, the orthodontist noted that the pat …