In Spite of Multiple Malpractice Claims, Dentist Allowed to Keep Practicing

A Virginia dentist has been able to keep his dental license in spite of multiple malpractice lawsuits filed against him that date back to 1998. Dr. Derrick Broadaway has faced disciplinary measures for bounced checks as well as improper dental procedures.
According to one media report, “According to the Board of dentistry’s records, Broadaway has had problems dating back to 1998. Over the years, the board found that Broadaway performed “incomplete extractions of teeth.” Records say he “drilled too deep into a tooth” causing the patient to have a root canal. Documents also say Broadaway billed a patient’s dental insurance for work he never did. However, the board is allowing him to stay in business under a stayed indefinite suspension, as long as he meets certain guidelines.”