Dental Malpractice Claims:
Anesthesia Deaths & Injuries
When you need to file a dental malpractice claim, we want you to have all the information you need to be successful. If you have had crippling complications from the use of dental anesthesia, we may be able to help you get the settlement you deserve.
Selected excerpts of reported cases, decisions and settlements. The following factual scenarios and dental malpractice case summaries have been reported in various publications or handled by this law firm.
Case: Unsafe administration of oral sedative to patient with numerous medical problems results in respiratory distress, cardiac arrest and wrongful death. Patient had a history of high blood pressure, a heart condition and renal failure. Patient went into cardiac arrest and died. Jury verdict: $401,275.00
Case: Unsafe administration of general anesthesia to patient with numerous medical problems results in cardiac arrest and wrongful death. Patient went to defendant dentist for a check-up. Patient had a history of high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and total renal failure due to lupus. Despite patient’s doctor advising against general anesthesia outside a hospital setting, patient consented to the use of general anesthesia anyhow. Patient went into cardiac arrest and died. Jury verdict: $425,000.00
Case: Dentist’s negligent administration of 5 carpules of local anesthesia results in respiratory and cardiac arrest wrongful death. Patient went to defendant dentist for elective tooth extractions. Patient disclosed hypertension and congestive heart disease on medical history forms. After the administration of 5 carpules of anesthesia, patient became semiconscious, began to have difficulty breathing, and went into respiratory arrest. Patient died shortly thereafter of congestive heart failure. Settlement: $300,000.00