Kathleen Wilson has recently initiated legal proceedings in Minnesota by filing a lawsuit against her dentist, Dr. Kevin Molldrem. Wilson claims that her experience during a single dental appointment resulted in significant physical and emotional distress. The lawsuit, which has been submitted in the Hennepin County District Court, alleges that in July 2020, Dr. Molldrem negligently executed an excessive number of dental procedures during a single appointment, which substantially damaged Wilson.
In the course of five and a half hours, Dr. Molldrem allegedly performed twenty fillings, four root canals, and eight dental crowns, as stated in the lawsuit. Wilson was in agony, humiliated, and disfigured as a result of this extensive treatment; he was forced to schedule additional dental appointments with other practitioners in order to have the issues caused by Dr. Molldrem’s treatment resolved.
In an effort to evade culpability, Wilson’s lawsuit also charges Dr. Molldrem with overadministering anesthesia and falsifying her medical records. The legal action, which demands a minimum of $50,000 in damages, has attracted the assistance of a Florida-based dental expert.
The supporting expert, Dr. Avrum Goldstein, concurred that the initial diagnosis of decay in “virtually every tooth” of Wilson’s mouth made by Dr. Molldrem was accurate. He criticized, nonetheless, the subsequent treatment as inadequate and inappropriate. Wilson’s dental condition, according to Dr. Goldstein, demanded a deliberate, measured, and gradual approach; however, this did not manifest in her treatment.
Additionally, the lawsuit asserts that during the procedure, Dr. Molldrem administered anesthesia at nearly twice the maximum dosage that is recommended. In 2022, Wilson underwent corrective treatment at the University of Minnesota Dental School, where numerous dental restorations were repaired and replaced over the course of several months.
Assuredly, all efforts and expenditures would be in futile if Wilson’s teeth ultimately required complete extraction or replacement with implants, as cautioned by Dr. Goldstein.
The case underscores the dire significance of suitable dental care and the possible repercussions that may result from performing an excessive number of or inadequately executed dental procedures. As of yet, Dr. Molldrem, a practitioner based in Eden Prairie since 2004, has not provided a response to the accusations.