A dental expert witness advises on case involving a patient who accused dentists of malpractice for root canal treatment. Plaintiff sought treatment from defendant dentist for two painful teeth. The defendant referred took radiographs then referred plaintiff to defendant endodontist for a root canal of one tooth and crowns for that tooth and one other. The endodontist performed the root canal. Additional radiography was taken. Plaintiff returned to the defendant dentist for follow-up care. The dentist took additional radiographs and prepared the two teeth for crowns. A few days later, the dentist filled two teeth, and advised plaintiff that one of those teeth and several others might require a root canal in the future. A few days later, the dentist placed caps on the first two teeth. The entire treatment by the defendant dentist and endodontist lasted one month.
Several years later, plaintiff underwent root canal treatment by another dentist, and a file on one of the crowned teeth was discovered. Plaintiff alleges he suffered injury, specifically the placement of a crown by the defendants over one tooth that contained a separated file. He also claims he was suffering infections after the root canal therapy.
Plaintiff filed one claim for professional negligence. He alleges they negligently and carelessly examined, diagnosed, treated, advised, failed to advise or inform him, causing him to suffer injuries and damages.