DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas girl Indeera Musa is suing Dr. Kirk E. Scott and Stonebriar Facial and Oral Surgery in Frisco, claiming the dental specialist left a part of a surgical instrument inside her jaw after which minimized the error when it was found in X-rays 5 months later, in accordance with information filed with Dallas County Courts.
She had two dental implants in want of removing and alternative when Dr. Scott carried out the oral surgical procedure on Jan. 27, 2020. The go well with states that she skilled issues inside days of her surgical procedure and referred to as Stonebriar Facial and Oral Surgical procedure to report agonizing ache and swelling. Musa claims Dr. Scott and his employees dismissed her issues and advised her to proceed taking prescription and over-the-counter medicine. She then returned to the dental workplace two extra instances inside two weeks of her surgical procedure, previous to her scheduled appointments, as a result of the ache was so intense, in accordance with Musa’s lawyer Russell Button. Musa claims she was advised that all the pieces was advantageous, however they scheduled her for a 3rd follow-up appointment on June 8, 2020.
The lawsuit alleges that X-rays taken at this follow-up appointment, about 5 months after her surgical procedure, revealed a steel trephine drill bur (or drill bit) was left inside her jaw, and most probably the reason for her intense ache. Musa mentioned a CT scan taken a number of days later confirmed the damaged trephine drill bit in Musa’s jaw. The picture was included in courtroom information.
“It’s unacceptable and reckless for any dentist or physician to go away remnants of surgical gear inside a affected person following a surgical procedure,” mentioned Button. “Ms. Musa was compelled to dwell in excruciating ache for 5 months as a result of Dr. Scott and Stonebriar Facial and Oral Surgical procedure did not observe security protocols that have been created to forestall careless errors like this.”
The go well with additionally claims that when the drill bit was found in Musa’s jaw, Dr. Scott and Stonebriar Facial and Oral Surgical procedure downplayed the error, brushing it off as a standard prevalence. The go well with states Dr. Scott advised her that “leaving items of steel drill bits in a affected person’s jaw is of no alarm” and likened it to leaving steel bullet fragments in a affected person’s physique.
In a response filed with the court, “Defendants’ Unique Reply To Plaintiff’s Unique Petition,” the medical doctors mentioned they “typically deny the fabric allegations contained in Plaintiff’s Unique Petition, say the identical aren’t true in complete or partially” and are demanding “strict proof.”
The case remains to be open in Dallas County with no indication up to now on the county’s site of subsequent pending steps.
CBS 11 has reached out to Dr. Scott for remark.