Ms L had an appointment with Dr T after suffering with problems at one of her wisdom teeth. After experiencing pain from the tooth it was decided that it would be best to extract the tooth. Soon after the procedure Ms L started to feel numbness around the area of the extraction and also in her lip and chin. She went back to Dr T complaining of the numbness and she was referred to the hospital.
It was during this appointment with the hospital that the problems came to light. It was found that Ms L was not informed correctly by Dr T of what could happen if the tooth was extracted, and that the nerve was severely traumatised during the procedure. This caused Ms L a great deal of pain and upset after finding out the injury was likely to be permanent.
Had Dr T explained all of the available treatment options to Ms L and also provided her with all of the relevant risk information Ms L would have opted against undergoing the extraction of the tooth with Dr T. Ms L has gone through a considerable amount of pain and suffering, with eating and drinking becoming a great difficulty.
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