The Maryland Supreme Court reinstated a lawsuit brought by a patient claiming she lost sensation in her tongue following a dental surgeon’s extraction of her wisdom teeth. A Calvert County Circuit Court judge had previously granted summary judgment in a 97-page opinion for two dentists after determining that the testimonies provided by the plaintiff’s two medical experts lacked credibility.
Facts of Frankel v. Deane
This dental medical malpractice case revolves around the extraction of a patient’s upper and lower wisdom teeth by a dentist. The patient consented to the surgery and was informed about potential complications, including pain, burning, and paresthesia affecting the lower lip, chin, and tongue.