Dental Malpractice: When A Dental Procedure Goes Wrong
Going to the dentist is an experience most people only tolerate.
While going to the dentist can be unpleasant, most people have faith that their dentist will perform safe and necessary dental procedures.
Unfortunately, dentists sometimes make mistakes, some of which can lead to serious and permanent damage.
At Roberts & Harris, we understand how devastating and life-altering these mistakes can be. We are prepared to hold your dentist accountable and slay the insurance dragons you face as you seek compensation for your pain and suffering.
Dental Procedures Are Not Risk-Free
Dental extractions, root canals, implants, bridges, crowns, gum surgery and other dental procedures come with a certain degree of risk. Even an anesthesia injection is not risk-free.
While serious injuries and damage as the result of a dental procedure are rare, a mistake can have serious and lasting consequences. Risk increases when more complex dental procedures are performed, but problems can occur even during a routine checkup.
- Anesthesia complications
- Failure to diagnose oral diseases or cancers
- Injuries to oral nerves
- Complications with bridges and crowns
- Tooth extraction problems
- Root canal injuries
- Complications from Novocain
- Wrongful death
Can I Sue My Dentist For Dental Malpractice?
When injuries have occurred during a dental procedure, patients must know their rights and legal options.
Generally speaking, an individual can pursue a claim against a dentist if a dentist-patient relationship existed, if the dentist failed to meet the established standard of medical care, and if the patient suffered a serious injury as the result of a procedure.
If these conditions apply, you can pursue a claim against your dentist. But there is no good reason to face this alone.
These cases can be highly complex, involving complicated insurance and medical issues.
With a former prosecutor and insurance defense attorney on your side, you can take on even the most complex dental malpractice case. We help people who have been injured under the care of a dentist, orthodontist or oral surgeon.
Don’t Get Harmed Again
If you have suffered tooth, mouth, jaw or nerve damage as the result of a botched dental procedure, know your rights. Don’t handle this alone, and don’t settle for less than what you deserve.