What is Dental Malpractice?
Almost no one enjoys visiting the dentist. Years of reinforcement have linked pain with the dentist office. However, we do expect that the work the dentist performs on us should make us better or at least at some point in the future. We definitely don’t go to the dentist to get worse or to develop another problem, but it does happen. Many of these situations can be considered dental malpractice.
Examples of Dental Malpractice Cases
Some might wonder exactly what problems you can sue a dentist for. The following are examples of cases that have been brought against dentists:
- Nerve injuries in the tongue
- Complications arising from negligent crown and bridge work
- Failure to detect diseases of the mouth
- Anesthesia complications
- Operations performed unnecessarily
These are just some of the mistakes that dentists can make. These mistakes are serious as they can cause long-lasting injury to a patient. Accidents happen, but dentists should be held to certain standards and negligence is just not acceptable. This does not mean that at the first sign of pain you should file a lawsuit, but you should know that you have the right to recover damages for injuries resulting for negligent care.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of dental malpractice, you deserve to be compensated for those injuries. To get more information on your legal rights or to schedule an initial consultation, contact the Wausau dental malpractice attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at 800-242-2874.