CHICAGO – A woman is seeking damages from three dentists over alleged root damage to a tooth during an extraction of another.
Agata Ilczuk filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in Cook County Circuit Court against dentists Thomas Faucher, Elizabeth Strzelecka and Allan Klenetsky, and Westgate Oral Surgery, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges in March 2017, she scheduled an appointment with Strzelecka concerning pain in the lower right side of her mouth. The suit states Faucher served as the substitute for Strzelecka at her appointment and extracted a tooth.
She alleges she still had pain following the procedure and scheduled another appointment with Strzelecka, who examined her and referred her to Westgate, where she was seen by Klenetsky. She alleges she learned there from a dental assistant that there was an issue with the root of one of her teeth.
The suit states the plaintiff followed up with her former dentist and learned the root of a tooth had been cut and would eventually need to be extracted and replaced with implants.
The plaintiff alleges Faucher and Strzelecka failed to properly extract a tooth and Klenetsky and Westgate Oral Surgery allegedly failed to inform her of the root damage to another tooth.
The plaintiff seeks more than $50,000 and costs of suit. She is represented by Matthew K. Abrams of Rubens, Kress & Mulholland in Chicago.
Cook County Circuit Court case number 2019L000014