According to ABC News, an Arkansas dentist is suspected to have contaminated about one hundred of his patients with what is being called “infectious material.” The Arkansas Health Department is already contacting all patients that may have been contaminated and asking them to come in for blood tests. The patients all visited Dr. William Jarrod Stewart for dental work and received intravenous medications as a result.
The doctor died in February and an autopsy could not determine his cause of death. State health officials say that they have not confirmed that the doctor had an infectious illness, but believe that patients should be tested just to make sure. Doctor Stewart worked at several different dental clinics throughout the state of Arkansas, so those who visited any of the clinics and received intravenous treatments by the doctor should submit to a blood test.
The public health scare from this comes only two weeks after an Oklahoma dentist was accused of exposing up to 7,000 patients to HIV, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C by failing to sterilize dental tools after patients with these diseases were treated using them. Dental malpractice cases aren’t as rare as you may care to think. If you have been injured by a negligent dentist or dental hygienist then you have the right to seek compensation from the party at fault. With a personal injury lawyer there to help you, you will have a greater chance of getting the representation that you need to get the settlement that you deserve.
At Gerber Law, Attorney Kenneth P. Gerber vows to personally handle every case. He has recovered millions in the past. If you believe that you have a case and you want to discuss it with someone at this Phoenix personal injury law firm, then schedule a free legal consultation today.