LeAnn Rimes Sues Dentist Over Dental Nightmare
Dental Malpractice in Headlines
Country singing icon LeAnn Rimes covered the song: “All I want for Christmas Is You.” There’s another Christmas song that goes “…all I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.” Well, it appears Ms. Rimes wants that and more. Read about her dental malpractice nightmare.
On February 14, 2013, LeAnn filed a lawsuit against her dentist. She alleges that he was “negligent” in the dental work he performed on the 30-year-old singer. LeAnn is seeking compensation for physical, emotional and psychiatric injuries. She claims the injury resulted from faulty crown placement. LeAnn required several more repairs over a three year period.
The singer has undergone over twenty-nine dental procedures to correct one bad procedure. One of the corrective procedures left her in even more pain. LeAnn has had to endure nine root canal surgeries.
The singer complained of severe toothaches, chronic gum bleeding and inflammation. She attributes these symptoms to the crown placements on her teeth.
Her claim also seeks to recover damages of lost income. LeAnn was unable to perform in concerts and had to cancel many shows.
Dental Work to Relieve TMJ
Initially, LeAnn was seeking relief from TMJ. The dentist had assured Rimes this dental work would improve her appearance. He also believed it would relieve her TMJ-related pain.
TMJ is ‘temporomandibular joint’ and the leading cause of facial pain in patients.
The famous country singer stated that the poor dental work by her dentist has stalled her career. The poor dental work also made her life a dental nightmare. She is also seeking re-treatment for her dental surgery.
Dental Malpractice and Product Liability
In this case of dental malpractice (or product liability), the dentist may be found liable. The court may order him to pay monetary compensation. The court may find the veneers were a faulty product, causing the complications.
Local Dental Malpractice Lawyers
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