Dental malpractice is a form of medical malpractice dealing with injuries that occur during a dental visit. While malpractice lawsuits do not necessarily claim the dentist intentionally harmed the patient, in certain cases the dental professional is found to be guilty of negligence or misconduct (e.g.- molesting a patient under sedation. intentionally concealing important information from the patient that is particularly relevant to that patient’s care,…)
In the medical and dental fields, professionals are required to comply with the established standards of care. Dental malpractice arises when the dentist’s conduct does not meet that standard, thereby leading to personal injury or, even, death. Dental negligence is considered to be a type of malpractice.
It is not necessary that only dental procedures be counted as a cause for a charge of negligence. Dental malpractice also occurs when a dentist fails to pay attention to health-related problems.
Coming to us, you will get a dedicated lawyer’s assistance to secure the compensation you deserve for serious injuries suffered as a result of dental malpractice or dental errors. This can come in many forms, including, for example:
- Delayed or inappropriate treatment of a dental disease or an oral problem.
- Delayed or inappropriate diagnosis or non-treatment of a dental disease or an oral problem.
- A fractured jaw as a result of dental treatment.
- Inappropriate usage of dental equipment that results in harm to the teeth, gums, or jaws.
- Injuries caused during extractions, root canals, or,even, routine treatment.
- Permanent or temporary nerve injury, including that which affects the tongue, chin, and lips.
- Numbness, whether permanent or temporary.
- Failing to treat or control an infection.
- Failing to update the patient on treatment procedures and the related risks.
- Faulty root canals, implants, or dental bridges resulting in injury or infections.
- Using dental anesthesia inappropriately leading to complications or, even, death.
- Osteoradionecrosis following dental extractions in an irradiated jaw.
- Faulty restorations leading to tooth loss.
- Treatment exceeding the scope of consent.
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