New Orleans dentist sued by woman who claims implant procedure was done incorrectly

Kyle Barnett Nov. 29, 2012, 1:18am

GRETNA – A Georgia woman has filed suit against a New Orleans dentist for alleged medical malpractice.

Anne Riemer filed suit against Edward J. Boos, D.D.S., individually and Edward J. Boos, D.D.S., and Anthony Indovina, D.D.S., PC in the 24th Judicial District Court on Oct. 15.

Riemer claims she was in accident at age 10 that broke her two front teeth. An adjacent tooth was able to be saved due to repeated dental procedures over the years, until April 2007 when further treatments failed.

The plaintiff claims she was under the care of Dr. Boos, who surgically removed the tooth and replaced it with a graft. Experiencing pain and swelling months later, Reimer claims Boos implanted a false tooth at the site.

After moving to Atlanta, Ga., in February 2008, the plaintiff began seeing another dentist who did additional work on the tooth.

Reimer claims the new dentist found that the tooth was placed incorrectly.

The plaintiff states that she experienced constant and increasing pain and complained of a bacterial taste in her mouth. Her new dentist replaced the implant with a bone graft, according to the suit.

Boos is accused of:

- Incorrectly placing the implant;
- Failing to adhere to proper guidelines;
- Failing to discover misplacement of implant;
- Lack of degree of care causing pain and damage in tissue surrounding the implant;
- Lack of degree of care resulting in permanent nerve damage;
- Lack of degree resulting in additional surgical procedures;
- Inadequate knowledge or skill;
- Failing to exercise degree of care expected of a dental professional;
- Failing to exercise appropriate standard of care; and
- Vicarious liability.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for persistent and severe pain, medical expenses, disfigurement, pain and suffering, emotional distress, diminished quality of life, loss of enjoyment of life, future disability, diminished capacity to perform tasks, legal interest, attorney's fees and costs of all proceedings.

Riemer is represented by attorney Christine L. Desue of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division G Judge Robert A. Pitre Jr.

Case no. 720-100

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