Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Keans v. Bottiarelli
Plaintiff patient visited Defendant, an oral surgeon, for extraction of a tooth. She told the dentist that she suffered from a rare blood disorder, myelofibrosis, which inhibited production of red blood cells and platelets. The dentist extracted the tooth without first consulting the patient’s hematologist. The patient suffered postoperative complications and contacted the dentist. The patient made no further effort to contact the dentist despite worsening of her condition. The patient then contacted her hematologist, who recommended that she be admitted to the hospital where she was treated and released after three days, suffering no permanent injuries. She brought suit against the dentist.
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