Hello. The original expert who was helping you opted out, so I will attempt to help you.
It does sound like you have a basis for a lawsuit. He failed to timely provide you with an itemized statement of all work done and charges so that you could seek reimbursement of your out-of-pocket expenses. Illinois law requires that he provide you with your dental record. I have copied the relevant part of the law below:
Sec. 50. Patient Records. Every dentist shall make a record of all dental work performed for each patient. Dental records required to be maintained under this Section, or copies of those dental records, shall be made available upon request to the patient or the patient's guardian.
As you can see, the dental records must be made available to you upon request. You may wish to sue the dentist in small claims
court. However, that is not considered malpractice. In the lawsuit, you would allege that the dentist had a legal obligation to provide the dental records to you, that he failed to provide the dental records in a within a reasonable time, and that you suffered monetary harm as a result.
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