Country singer LeAnn Rimes has decided to dismiss part of her lawsuit against an ex-dentist who she claims has ruined her career; the 30-year-old was suing Duane C. McKay for a series of nine painful root canal treatments, a bone graft, and a temporary bridge, as well as veneers and crowns that she was expecting would improve her dental health and relieve TMJ-related pain.
LeAnn is still taking legal action against the practitioner but the Professional Dental Corporation he worked for no longer exists so she has had to apply for a ‘request for dismissal’ to disregard part of the claim, despite the fact she was allegedly left in a lot of pain and unable to work properly due to her dental work. A source close to the singer told gossip site RadarOnline ‘This is not the end of the case.’
According to the lawsuit, Rimes claims that she was left with a ‘permanent cosmetic deficiency’ as a result of the dental work and her professional life has suffered considerably; she is seeking unspecified damages for physical and emotional injuries, as well as money for loss of past and future earnings.
In the past, she has taken to Twitter to complain about toothache and pain from her cosmetic treatment, saying at one point ‘I had minor surgery this week and I’ve been in SO much pain it’s not even funny. When it’s mouth pain and jaw pain it makes your whole head pound!’