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I need some advice concerning dental malpractrice

Lawyer's Assistant: Can you tell me what state this is in? And do you have copies of the medical records?

North carolina and there some medical records

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

Well my 50 year old son ended up in the hospital with an infection

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My son went back to the dentist who pulled his wisdom teeth two times and they said there was no porblem

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Lawyer: legalgems, Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Hello; I am sorry to hear your son is having problems with the extraction.

Dental malpractice is based on the common law theory of negligence. What this means is that the defendant owes a duty of care to the plaintiff and that defendant did not exercise the requisite duty of care, and that such negligence resulted in reasonably foreseeable and proximately caused damages to the plaintiff.

So if the infection was due to the defendant's negligence (as opposed to a possible known and disclosed side effect of the extraction) then the plaintiff may sue. Damages may include:

actual medical costs incurred

pain and suffering

punitive damages designed to punish defendant and deter third parties from similar misconduct.

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