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Old 03-27-2020, 11:24 AM   #1
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So, about 6 years ago I broke a tooth. Went to a local dentist to get it extracted. After he pulled it, I felt some weird pressure and he took a second X-ray and said it was all good.

Fast forward 6 years and 0 dentist visits later, I break a wisdom tooth. Rather than pull this one, I want to get it filled. Went to a different dentist in town. They took an x-ray and she had some strange questions for me. Had I ever had sinus or jaw surgery?

Told her no and they said I needed to look at the x-ray. Then sent me to an oral surgeon. OS did a CT scan and basically found something metallic and a massive sinus infection. He recommended surgery to get it out. Just had that surgery today. Was a glorified Dremel bit.

Real bitch of the bunch is that I can't find a lawyer that will take the case.


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Old 03-27-2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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What the fuck?!?! No lawyer will take that?! Dude I sure hope you can cash in.

Do you have the copies of the original xray?
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:34 AM   #3
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What the fuck?!?! No lawyer will take that?! Dude I sure hope you can cash in.

Do you have the copies of the original xray?
Called and e-mailed about 25. Statute of limitations on medical malpractice is 2 years, UNLESS it's something that a reasonable person wouldn't have discovered until now. However, the lawyers only want to deal with cases in the last two years.

Heheh, I tried to get those x-rays. They claimed they only took one, and they wouldn't give it to me, saying it's "too old to be of use".
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:36 AM   #4
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The Texas Hammer Jim Adler would definitely take that case.
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The Texas Hammer Jim Adler would definitely take that case.
Doesn't say anything about medical malpractice, but I sent him a message anyway.
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Old 03-27-2020, 11:56 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure he's personal injury, which is a broad spectrum. I'm not sure you suffered lasting injury though so maybe that's why no one will take it.
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I'm pretty sure he's personal injury, which is a broad spectrum. I'm not sure you suffered lasting injury though so maybe that's why no one will take it.
The reason I've been getting turned down is time. They only want something done in the last 2 years, even though this seems to fall under the discovery rule.
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Old 03-27-2020, 12:12 PM   #8
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So, about 6 years ago I broke a tooth. Went to a local dentist to get it extracted. After he pulled it, I felt some weird pressure and he took a second X-ray and said it was all good.

Fast forward 6 years and 0 dentist visits later, I break a wisdom tooth. Rather than pull this one, I want to get it filled. Went to a different dentist in town. They took an x-ray and she had some strange questions for me. Had I ever had sinus or jaw surgery?

Told her no and they said I needed to look at the x-ray. Then sent me to an oral surgeon. OS did a CT scan and basically found something metallic and a massive sinus infection. He recommended surgery to get it out. Just had that surgery today. Was a glorified Dremel bit.

Real bitch of the bunch is that I can't find a lawyer that will take the case.
I think the problem regarding a lawyer is if you can't obtain that 2nd X-ray during the initial visit, you would not be able to demonstrate that on that day that Dentist failed to recognize a foreign object. And then you have a long time elapsed before the problem was discovered.

That must be a pretty incompetent Dentist. Because when I developed a cavity in a wisdom tooth my Dentist said we typically don't fill cavities or even bother with wisdom teeth. Because they end up causing problems anyway down the road, so he sent me to a oral surgeon to have them removed.
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I think the problem regarding a lawyer is if you can't obtain that 2nd X-ray during the initial visit, you would not be able to demonstrate that on that day that Dentist failed to recognize a foreign object. And then you have a long time elapsed before the problem was discovered.

That must be a pretty incompetent Dentist. Because when I developed a cavity in a wisdom tooth my Dentist said we typically don't fill cavities or even bother with wisdom teeth. Because they end up causing problems anyway down the road, so he sent me to a oral surgeon to have them removed.

Seems like a drill bit would be hard to lose. The discovery rule allows for the time. Reads that if it's an unrecoverable injury that a reasonable person wouldn't have noticed, then I can still have a case. Meaning if I wasn't experiencing problems, I wouldn't have any reason to get it checked out.

Second dentist filled my wisdom because I already had the molar pulled.
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Old 03-27-2020, 04:15 PM   #10
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Your grill's so bad you had to mspaint an xray?
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Your grill's so bad you had to mspaint an xray?
No, I'm just scared that SVO will identify me by my dental records, track me down, and fuck all the women in my life, then call my camaro slow and drink all of my beer.
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Maybe youíre just and Anti-Dentite.
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Was this the Doctor/Dentist?

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Was this the Doctor/Dentist?
Just about. Oh I know exactly what happened. He saw a young guy and figured it would take me years to change dentists. If I came back to him, which I did, he could control the x-rays. If I changed, I likely wouldn't be going to a dentist for years.
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You know what you are? You’re an anti dentite. You’re a rabid anti dentite!
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Most people I talk to have nothing but good things to say about you, but you sure come across as a condescending prick. Do you have an inferiority complex you've attempted to overcome through overachievement? Or were you fondled as a child?

You and slow99 should date. You both have passive aggressiveness down pat.
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you know what you are? Youíre an anti dentite. Youíre a rabid anti dentite!
i am not!
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The 6 month cleaning would have hooked you up bigly for cleanings in the future years!
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No, I'm just scared that SVO will identify me by my dental records, track me down, and fuck all the women in my life, then call my camaro slow and drink all of my beer.
I don't really drink.....
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The 6 month cleaning would have hooked you up bigly for cleanings in the future years!
Yep. But I was broke as shit back then.

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I don't really drink.....
Steal my toilet paper then.
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Old 03-27-2020, 08:55 PM   #20
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6 years no visits for checkups? That would have been seen at the next cleaning x ray. Thatís a sorry ass dentist but still you need go every 6 months just to get cleanings etc. It is a lot cheaper to go regularly rather than get those damn root canals etc.
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