getting refund back from dentist
Hi I posted a while ago on getting money back from the dentist.
The dentist placed an onlay on my tooth which was suppose to "build up" my bite. Instead it's too low and screws up my bite worse.
To make a long story short, I went to a TMJD clinic which said the bad bite and ill fitting crowns were the problem. A letter was sent to the dentist.
I met with him complaining what a lousy job he did and he agrees to refund me the cost of the onlay. Mind you I had paid him nearly 10,000 for equilibration(which didn't work and inlays). He kept saying that my jaw was the problem not the restorations which was a big fat lie. He made the restorations too low now I have back teeth which are too short and a cause of my tmjd symptoms.
Anyhow, he agrees to send me a check in the mail for approx $1,000 in six months. My lawyer says this was a stall tactic and to contact him about getting the money sooner. His assistant says that in order to get the money earlier I would need to sign a WAIVER. Now I paid him nearly $10,000 and he tries to get off the hook completely for $1,000, I say no way. I contacted his office and told his assistant that I agreed to getting money back for one tooth and that nothing was ever mentioned by the dentist signing the waiver. He tells his assistant that I agreed to sign the waiver at the time that he told me he would give me $1,000. NOW THIS WAS A COMPLETE LIE. I then said I would sign the waiver for a $6,000 refund as his work was so bad. Now I am getting the RUN AROUND by the office and prlbably won't get anything back unless I sue.
I am so disgusted. Someone told me that's why people never get money back from dentists/doctors.
At one point the office told me that this is standard procedure that automatically it's expected if you get MONEY back you must sign a WAIVER.
I was wondering what other people;s experiences have been with this.