Aim During oral surgery and implantology in particular, nerve damage can occur. This event falls in the group of iatrogenic injuries and may lead to medical litigation. Case description Two cases of legal dispute subsequent to lower alveolar nerve damage after implant surgery are reported. Discussion and conclusion In relation with the cases, a detailed analysis of the most common causes of such injuries is presented, as well as the diagnostic techniques and possible treatments are proposed. In addition, the various procedures leading to the evaluation of biological damage are illustrated.

Nerve damage resulting from oral surgery and medical legal implications

SILVANA RIZZO
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SATURNINO MARCO LUPI;PAOLO ZAMPETTI
2009

Abstract

Aim During oral surgery and implantology in particular, nerve damage can occur. This event falls in the group of iatrogenic injuries and may lead to medical litigation. Case description Two cases of legal dispute subsequent to lower alveolar nerve damage after implant surgery are reported. Discussion and conclusion In relation with the cases, a detailed analysis of the most common causes of such injuries is presented, as well as the diagnostic techniques and possible treatments are proposed. In addition, the various procedures leading to the evaluation of biological damage are illustrated.
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