When we think about medical malpractice we probably think of errors made in hospitals or operating rooms, but did you know that dentists can also be held liable for accidents and mistakes?
What kind of malpractice can happen in a dentist’s office?
- Failure to diagnose – this can happen if your dentist misses signs of oral cancer or gingivitis, which can cause you to miss out on valuable treatment time.
- Unnecessary procedures – extraction of teeth or using dental implants when not needed.
- Nerve injuries – loss of sensation or numbness from improper surgical techniques or use of equipment.
- Poor execution – improperly or inappropriately installed crowns, fillings or other dental implants.
Dental medical malpractice is a serious issue and should be treated as such. If you believe your dentist or dental hygienist made a mistake or error in your treatment you need to take legal action. The changes in the health or use of your mouth can change your life and you deserve to be compensated accordingly.
A medical malpractice lawyer can help you file a claim against a negligent dentist and handle the legal process while you work on recovering from your injuries. Contact us today at (440) 333-3800 for a free consultation.