Can I sue the hospital for breaking my teeth while I was under general anesthesia?

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Can I sue the hospital for breaking my teeth while I was under general anesthesia?

I have a tubal ligation with an ablation done. Upon waking up from the surgery they told me I lost 1 on my teeth and the other one is going to fall out at any moment. My mouth was full of blood and they had to clean me off. They offered no answers at the time.

Asked on April 4, 2012 under Malpractice Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to seek consultation from an attorney in your area as soon as you can.  It should be free.  It does indeed sound as if something went awry but that needs to be determined.  Medical malpractice cases can be some of the hardest to litigate.  Good luck.  


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