My question involves medical malpractice in the state of: Florida
So, I work on a cruise ship and the doctor on board sent me to the dentist because I had a tooth that was falling to pieces. Their insurance covers extractions and fillings only. So, the doc said I must have this molar pulled because its not repairable. So, he takes out a tooth and an hour later when I pull out the gauze I realize he took out the WRONG tooth. We removed the tooth directly next to the one needing to be removed. Leaving a rotting tooth in my head. I went back to his office and he was disturbed by the mistake and offered to pay for an implant. I haven't yet gotten anything in writing but I'm trying to draw up a contract right now and I don't want to leave out anything...
I am at sea so seeing a lawyer is quite difficult. Also I finish my ship contract in 3 weeks and the dentist said it takes at least 5 weeks for the bone to heal. So, I will be traveling after this contract and that means I'll have to see a dentist of my own choosing where ever I am... I'm worried about making sure he keeps his end of the bargain even though I cant visit his office anymore.
PLEASE if you have advice help me!!
P.S. This is a professional dentist who has been in practice for 32 years.