Texas Panel Won't Let Dentist Duck Suit Over Nerve Injury

Law360 (March 1, 2019, 6:25 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court said Friday that a Lubbock-based dentist can't escape a suit that accuses him of injuring a patient's nerve during a root canal, ruling that his former patient's expert medical report supported claims that the doctor's choice of anesthetic contributed to her nerve injury.

The Seventh Court of Appeals concluded that the expert report submitted by the former patient, Melinda Gandy, met the threshold required to pursue malpractice claims against Dr. Steffan Scherer.

Gandy claims in the suit that Scherer administered Prilocaine as an anesthetic and then performed a root canal that was extremely painful and left her...

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