Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

Jun 15, 17 Dental Malpractice: Why you should consult a lawyer

Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of www.Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

Dental malpractice is almost the same as medical malpractice, in that you sustain injuries at the hand of your dentist, causing either physical or mental harm. Your dentist took an oath to perform proper dental care. A malpractice lawsuit can involve damage, injury or even negligence. When malpractice does occur, it is important to consult a lawyer as quickly as possible, as you could end up carrying a lifetime of injury without any compensation.

There are several types of injuries and trauma that can result in a medical malpractice suit. Here are a few examples of such injuries:

  • Improve use of anesthetic, either too much or too little.
  • Failing to diagnose a disease or recommending a treatment in time.
  • Improper use of dental tools or equipment, including diagnostic tools.
  • Damage to the jaw resulting in a broken or fractured jaw due to a procedure.
  • When you lose a tooth.
  • Some form of dental implant injury due to a dental procedure.

The main reason you need to see a lawyer as quickly as possible is to ascertain if you can file a suit. The malpractice lawyer will help you through the process. It is important to get the details correct, and that happens when the incident is still fresh in your mind. When a dentist crosses the line puts your health at risk, you need to ensure that you can prove he or she did so, or you could lose the case.