Local reports indicate that a Chesapeake dentist is facing millions in Virginia medical malpractice lawsuits stemming from poor dental work. The dentist has been identified as Derrick Broadway.
The investigation began when several of Mr. Broadway’s former employees complained about bounced checks. One employee, Andrea Ross, claims that Mr. Broadway owes her $3,800.
Investigator Jessica Larche later uncovered millions in medical malpractice lawsuits against Mr. Broadway. One patient claimed that he left a drill inside a tooth during a root canal procedure. A second patient claimed that dental implants installed by him left her “disfigured” and “permanently injured.”
Further investigation revealed that Mr. Broadway was fined $20,000 from the Virginia Board of Dentistry. In addition, his licensed was suspended for 60 days. The suspension ended in August. Public records cite that the sanctions were for questionable dental work.
Board of Dentistry records indicate that Mr. Broadway’s problems began in 1998. It has been found that he performed incomplete extractions of teeth and one time drilled too deep into a tooth resulting in a root canal. He has also been accused of billing a patient’s dental insurance for work he never did.
Concerns have been raised about the possibility of other patients who have had similar experiences with Mr. Broadway but have yet to come forward and file a Virginia medical malpractice lawsuit.
The current lawsuits are expected to go to trial next year.