SACRAMENTO – A patient alleges her maxillary bone was fractured during a tooth extraction.
Stacy Vargas filed a complaint on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California against Nicole Shanklin DMD, Chapa-De Indian Health Inc. and Does 1-30 alleging dental malpractice.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 30, 2015, she was treated by the defendants at their dental office. Due to the allegedly negligent performance of the tooth extraction procedure, she suffered small fractures of the lateral margin of the maxillary bone, which resulted in great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering and some permanent disability.
The plaintiff holds Shanklin, Chapa-De Indian Health Inc. and Does 1-30 responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to exercise the standard of care and skill ordinarily required of dentists and other medical providers.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, general damages, medical and incidental expenses, costs of suit, loss of earnings, interest, and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Joseph A. Androvich of Poswall, White & Brelsford in Sacramento.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California Case number 2:16-cv-02944