Can I Sue my Dentist?
Are you experiencing horrific pain due to an abscess caused by an infection you contracted after a dental surgery?
Dental malpractice may occur when a dental provider fails to properly diagnose or treat an oral health condition, causing significant injury. Dentists and oral surgeons are required to comply with the standard of care during dental consultations, routine examinations and dental surgery. If the standard of care is ignored, serious injury, and in extreme cases, death, can occur in the dentist’s chair.
Dental malpractice is caused by the neglect of a dental practitioner, including the dentist, dental surgeon, prosthodontist, orthodontist, periodontist and even the dental hygienist. It includes any injury or damage to a person’s teeth, mouth, jaw or head due to the carelessness or negligence of a provider of dental care.
The negligent conduct that can lead to a dental malpractice case can include:
- Failing to diagnose a disease
- Delaying diagnosis of a disease
- Pulling the wrong tooth
- Accidentally cutting healthy tissue
- Chipping teeth
- Making surgical procedure or anesthesia errors
- Failing to properly treat an oral health condition
These mistakes can be extremely painful, expensive and inconvenient. Depending on the extent of the mistake, victims of dental surgery mistakes may be eligible for compensation for their pain and suffering – the cost to repair the consequences is often daunting.
Now you must determine if this is, indeed, dental malpractice or just bad luck on your part, or did you fail to administer the proper home care?
If you have been the victim of dental malpractice, it is important to contact a dedicated and experienced personal injury attorney who has been successful in dental malpractices cases.
Call the personal injury law offices of Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi to discuss your legal rights and options. We can help identify potentially liable parties, structure a strategic plan to help you seek a recovery for medical, surgical and dental bills, and hold the liable party accountable. We have offices in Fort Lee, New Jersey and New York City for your convenience.