MEDICAL MALPRACTICE - DENTAL
Just like any other doctor, you can sue dentists for medical malpractice. Dental malpractice happens when patients receive sub-standard care from a dentist. Orthodontists and oral surgeons also fall under this category. You’ll need to show you didn’t receive the appropriate medical standard of care and have documentation detailing the extent of your injury from the mistreatment.
Morgan & Morgan has been fighting for the rights of victims for more than 30 years. If you have been injured by a dentist, fill out this form for a free case evaluation.
Examples of Dental Malpractice
Even a simple extraction could go wrong if the dentist doesn’t meet the standard of care his or her profession demands. Some examples of dental malpractice could include:
- Improper extractions: Extractions could lead to severed nerves, sinus perforation, TMJ, mandibular fractures, and pieces of the bur left in a tooth cavity.
- The failure to diagnose conditions: A dentist should be able to diagnose conditions such as oral cancer and TMJ. The dentist should refer you to a specialist for these issues.
- Not properly treating complications: Dentists must treat complications, such as infections. If the infection reaches your brain, it could result in permanent brain damage or even death.
- Not supervising employees: If employees such as hygienists do not receive supervision, they could cause injuries.
- Not administering anesthesia properly: Improper administration of anesthesia could lead to many issues, including wrongful death.
- No informed consent.
- Nerve injuries: Nerve injuries could lead to additional problems that could be painful, affecting you over a long period of time.
- Bridge and crown complications: These could include overhanging restorations, open margins, and poor occlusion.
- Root canal injuries.
- Novocain complications.
- Periodontal disease: If X-rays and probings are not performed on a regular basis, periodontal disease may not be diagnosed early enough.
- Dental implant complications: These may include problems due to deficient treatment planning. Complications include infections, which, if not treated, could cause additional problems, including death.
- Wrongful death.
If You Are a Victim of Dental Malpractice
If you believe you have been injured by a dentist, orthodontist, or oral surgeon, you may have a valid dental malpractice case on your hands. If a family member died as a result of a dental procedure or a resulting infection, you might be eligible for legal recourse.
You may be entitled to compensation for additional medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical bills if additional care is needed for complications related to the original dental injury. If you lost a loved one because of a dental procedure, you might also be eligible for loss of companionship, loss of consortium, funeral expenses, and lost wages.
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney
When it comes to taking legal action against doctors, size matters. Morgan & Morgan has more than 450 attorneys nationwide and has recovered billions of dollars, ensuring you get the best service possible. Our resources allow us to invest more in your case, fly around the country, and bring in more lawyers.
Suffering from medical malpractice can be devastating. At Morgan & Morgan, we believe the price for pain is infinite. However, financial compensation can grant you a sense of justice and alleviate economic burdens resulting from your injury. After over 30 years of trying cases in court, we know how much your injury is worth, and never settle for less than you deserve.
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