Wednesday, 23 of August of 2017

Singer LeAnn Rimes Files Malpractice Suit against Dentist

What happened:

Singer LeAnn Rimes has filed a malpractice lawsuit against her dentist, alleging he damaged her teeth instead of treating her Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder.  The singer said in her lawsuit that she was a patient of the dentist for three years. Some of the procedures he performed on her included upper front veneers and crowns that the dentist promised would address her TMJ-related pain as well as improve her appearance.

But instead of addressing the problem, Rimes was left with tremendous pain and bleeding. She has had to undergo nine root canal procedures, bone grafting, a temporary bridge and physical therapy. Rimes described the pain she suffers from as “I feel like I got hit in my right side of my face with a baseball bat.”

The lawsuit says that Rimes has been left with a “permanent cosmetic deficiency” that has left her unable to perform. The singer is seeking unspecified damages for physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries, as well as compensation for loss of past and future earnings.

 

The Virginia Lawyer’s Perspective:

When dental procedures are performed incorrectly or negligently, resulting in nerve damage or chronic pain, patients should consult with a medical malpractice attorney. As this case highlights, malpractice by dentists can have both long-term physical, emotional and financial effects on victims.

Our Virginia personal injury law firm has successfully represented many clients in malpractice lawsuits, including one client who was awarded $1.25 million for a surgical error that ultimately cost the client both her legs.

 

The area of the jaw that is affected by TMJ disorder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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