View Full Version : Legal question about possible Dental Malpractice

07-17-2012, 08:12 PM
I have a question, recently my wife has had a bad toothache so she went to the dentist and they found that a different dentist 12-13 years earlier had left a part of an instrument embedded in her tooth/crown while doing a root canal. The x-ray shows this metal spike as clear as day, now it seems that she is going to have to have a not so simple procedure to get the thing removed. I think the previous dentist should cover the costs of the procedure, am I wrong?

What should our course of action be?

07-18-2012, 06:00 PM
I don't know about your state but I know for a fact in KY where I live you have 1 year from the DISCOVERY of the foreign body to file a claim. So in this case despite having been 12-13 years you would still have a viable claim. I'm sure an attorney would give you a free consultation on this one.