Over the course of three years, famed singer LeAnn Rimes says that she endured several oral surgeries and dental procedures that her dentist advised her would correct her suffering from TMJ while also improving the appearance of her teeth. However, the singer says that the procedures were not performed with the appropriate standard of care. The celebrity alleges this resulted in prolonged pain and a negative impact on her career.
Accordingly, reports indicate that Rimes has decided to sue her former dentist. She is issuing a medical malpractice claim seeking damages that will compensate her for loss of past and future earnings, and pain and suffering she was forced to endure because of the substandard surgeries.
At one point, the singer tweeted that the pain in her mouth from the procedures felt as though she was “hit in my right side of my face with a baseball bat.” It appears that this was no ordinary tooth ache.
In Philadelphia, there are victims that are similarly made to suffer at the hands of negligent doctors. However, those individuals likely do not have the might of a famous name or know where to turn for legal recourse. Famous or not, no one deserves to have to suffer in silence or without answers.
Speaking with an experienced medical malpractice attorney can assist a victim that has been injured by a medical professional in understanding if they have a case and the best option for pursuing compensation and a sense of justice following such terrible happenings.
Source: Mail Online, “Not about to grin and bear it! LeAnn Rimes sues her dentist for damaging her career with botched tooth work,” Iona Kirby, Feb. 14, 2013