Part of being a good parent obviously involves helping children take proper care of their teeth. Typically, good oral hygiene includes visits to a dental office. Parents in Hawaii can reasonably assume that dentists examining their children’s teeth or performing any type of dental procedure will do so according to the highest levels of safety standards available so that the likelihood of medical malpractice incidents occurring remains low.
Sadly, quality care is not always provided. In fact, close to 60 children who visited a particular dental office in another state suffered serious infections in their mouths and necks that investigators now believe were related to a contaminated water supply. One child’s parents have filed a lawsuit against the dentist in question. Their son, who is age six and autistic, apparently underwent two oral surgeries without any anesthesia.
Instead, the child was allegedly strapped into a device much like a straight-jacket. The attorney representing the claim said the evidence regarding the incident is shocking. Whether parents of the other children will move to file similar claims remains to be seen.
One of the things a successful claim can accomplish is to provide monetary compensation to help parents absorb many of the costs associated with their situations. Injuries and illnesses suffered through medical malpractice often require extended care and treatment to attain full recoveries. This type of care can be very expensive, and many parents are unprepared to meet such debts. By requesting a meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney, parents in Hawaii can learn more about the process of seeking compensation for damages their children have suffered due to medical negligence.
Source: losangeles.cboslocal.com, “Lawsuit Accuses Children’s Dental Group Of Fraud, Medical Malpractice“, Nov. 7, 2016