Indiana Dentist Defeats Negligent Prescribing, Abandonment Suit

An Indiana woman failed to prove her dentist negligently prescribed a strong antibiotic without warning her of its side effects, then abandoned her by going on vacation to Mexico, a state appeals court said.

Linda Schulstad was required to present expert testimony that Michael Edwards breached the standard of care when treating her for an infected molar, but her expert wasn’t qualified to render an opinion on the subject, the Indiana Court of Appeals said in an unpublished opinion.

Edwards and his practice, Center for Implant Dentistry and Periodontics, thus were entitled to summary judgment on the negligent prescribing and …

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