When it comes to medical malpractice, cases of dental negligence are less common than others, but they can still be devastating, with outcomes including permanent nerve damage, life-threatening infections and even death.
As with any malpractice case, in order to file a lawsuit, there are several criteria that must be met, including proof that the standard of care was not met resulting in injury or harm to the patient.
A review of dental malpractice cases demonstrated that the majority were due to complications from extractions, but other cases involved:
- Endodontic procedures
- Dental implants
- Crown and bridge procedures
- Failure to diagnose periodontal disease
- Orthodontic treatment
- Anesthesia complications
- Adverse medication reactions
Are you a victim of dental negligence?
If you or a family member was harmed as a result of dental negligence, there are several steps you should take, including compiling all of your dental records and a timeline of the care you received.
Be sure to consult an attorney who specializes in medical malpractice in the state in which you are filing, as requirements vary by state. For example, in Massachusetts, the statute of limitation for filing a malpractice case is three years. We’ll review your circumstances, determine if you have a case, and work with you every step of the way, including obtaining the necessary expert testimony.