Dental Malpractice and How It Affects You
What Is Dental Malpractice?
Dental malpractice is a legal term used when someone is injured because of a dentist’s negligence and carelessness. While most dentists are extremely careful with their patients, some aren’t.
People can be injured because of:
• complications with anesthesia
• damage to nerves in the mouth from injections
• failure to diagnose life-threatening diseases in the mouth
• infections from dirty or unsterilized tools
• harm to root canals
• lacerations to gums, lips, and tongue
• chronic jaw pain
• complications from extractions
• adverse drug reactions
• undiagnosed periodontal disease
• injury because of faulty bridges and crowns
How Do I Know If I Am the Victim of Dental Malpractice?
You might be experiencing pain that won’t go away, or you had to continue going back to the dentist again and again to get the same problem resolved, and you suspect it wasn’t taken care of properly at the beginning. Or you got a second opinion from another dentist and learned you had an undiagnosed problem that the first dentist should have spotted. You also might have -permanent scarring on your face, mouth, gums or tongue.
If you were injured because of your dentist’s actions or inactions, it’s important to contact The Husband and Wife Law Team so we can review your case free of charge. We will ask you questions about your injury, when it happened, and what the circumstances were.
Documentation is an important part of proving your case. Keeping good records of dates of visits, problems that arose and conversations between you and then dentist and staff is important. Always ask for copies of your records from each visit so you can begin compiling a record. This is also something Breyer Law Offices, P.C., can help with as we have a dedicated team that conducts research on your behalf.
Long-Term Effects of Dental Malpractice
People who are injured by a dentist often suffer from lifelong pain. Nerve damage can be irreversible, as can scarring, and jaw pain. Undiagnosed oral diseases can be fatal if left untreated. Issues arising from adverse drug reactions can last months, years and decades.
There is help. Our team works to get settlements for people who are injured because of dental malpractice. Settlements can help pay for hospital bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, and more. Insurance companies should be the ones paying for the bills you incurred because of your injuries, and we help make that happen. Contact a skilled Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., for a free consultation about your situation.