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Oral Surgeon Named in Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A woman’s dental surgery has spurred a medical malpractice suit. The lawsuit claims that the oral surgeon left a drill bit in the victim’s right maxillary sinus. This left her with dizziness, pain, nosebleeds and a sinus infection. The medical malpractice lawsuit named the oral surgeon and the health group in the suit. The oral surgeon had used a burr to separate her teeth and make the extraction easier. However, somewhere in the surgery the burr became detached and lost. When the victim came back to the dentist’s office he stated that she was feeling normal pain. She later had to go to the hospital to receive medical attention for the dental error. Doctors performed a magnetic scan in order to find the drill bit which only caused it to move further within her head. The drill bit has now been removed but she still may suffer from nickel poisoning. This type of dental error could have implications on the victim’s health for years to come. To read more about the dental malpractice lawsuit, please click the link.