Did Your Loved One Die From Complications Of Dental Treatment?
It’s always shocking when a trip to the dentist or a planned oral surgery results in death. What went wrong? How could this happen? Amid the anger and disbelief, you are confronted with waves of grief and the realities and stress this sudden loss creates for your family.
Thurston Law Offices provides compassionate support to families and skilled representation in dental-related wrongful death lawsuits. Attorney Chip Thurston brings over 40 years of experience and results in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, and now focuses exclusively on dental and oral surgery malpractice. He will guide you through every step of the legal process and fight to hold the negligent parties accountable for a preventable tragedy.
Do you suspect malpractice? Call 404-882-0497 to schedule a free wrongful death consultation. Mr. Thurston will personally talk with you and handle your case.
Wrongful Death From Dental Malpractice
There are always risks even in routine dental procedures, but fatality is not within the normal risk parameters. Most deaths arise from the use of general anesthesia during oral surgery, such as dental implants, tooth extraction or root canal:
- The airways become obstructed, and the dentist or oral surgeon is not able to maintain the airway until the ambulance arrives.
- The patient goes into cardiac arrest while sedated and cannot be revived.
- The patient suffers severe brain damage due to oxygen deprivation and succumbs to death or is later taken off life support because of brain death.
A wrongful death could also occur from sepsis (blood infection) stemming from nonsterile procedures during oral surgery. Failure to diagnose oral cancer is also grounds for dental malpractice. If oral cancer is not detected at a treatable stage and spreads to surrounding organs or tissues, it can be life-threatening.
Compassionate Legal Support For Grieving Families
Dental malpractice is a niche area of the law. Chip Thurston has developed a network of oral surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologists and other professionals to review cases and attest that the treating dentist deviated from the standard of care.
Thurston Law Offices takes cases in Georgia and throughout the United States. Mr. Thurston is a licensed pilot and may fly to meet with you if it is not feasible for you to travel. Initial consultations (in person or over the phone) are free of charge, and there are no attorney fees or expenses owed unless a recovery is made on behalf of the survivors.
Although this ordeal is overwhelming, it is important to take action. The circumstances of the death must be investigated while evidence and memories are fresh, and the lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires. Thurston Law Offices will take care of everything. To schedule your free consultation, call 404-882-0497 or use the online form.