${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
In Association With Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann, & Bernstein, LLP

Local: 416-548-9874

Toll Free: 1-800-462-3864

Girl suffers serious personal injury during dental visit

While any medical procedure can be inherently risky, few people in Ontario would consider a dental appointment a potentially dangerous undertaking. Sadly, for one young girl and her family in another province, a routine visit turned tragic after she suffered a grievous personal injury during an extraction. Her family is now suing the office, including the dentist, for $26 million.

The incident occurred on Sept. 7, 2016. Due to a cancellation, a young girl, who was only supposed to have a consultation, underwent an extraction procedure that was performed using general anaesthetic. As she lay in a recovery room, the now 5-year-old girl stopped breathing. According the suit, she was not properly monitored at the time, and no one noticed her distress. EMS responders administered oxygen to the girl, and reports show her oxygen levels had dropped to zero percent.

In the lawsuit, her parents allege the dental staff's failure to monitor their daughter was directly responsible for the hypoxic brain injury she suffered. They are suing for loss of income, loss of earning capacity, cost of care and other damages on their daughter's behalf. Additionally, they seek damages for loss of earning capacity and loss of income for themselves.

An act of apparent negligence such as this can transform the life of the victim irreversibly, and those of the victim's family. The cost of care following a debilitating personal injury can be extremely high, beyond the reach of the average household income. After suffering a serious injury, a conversation with a lawyer may shed light on a person's rights in Ontario, and begin the journey to well-deserved compensation.

 

Source: Edmonton Sun, "Edmonton dentist sued for $26 million", Catherine Griwkowsky, Feb. 25, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Ask Our Lawyers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Rochon Genova LLP
121 Richmond Street West, Suite 900
Toronto, ON M5H 2K1

Phone: 416-548-9874
Toll Free: 1-800-462-3864
Fax: 416-363-0263
Toronto Law Office Map

map