Medical malpractice cases do not only surface in a hospital or during a surgery. Sometimes, a dentist can commit a mistake that constitutes a dental medical malpractice. When sub-standard care is provided by a dentist and the patient suffers harm, it is considered dental malpractice. Dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons are just as likely to be held liable for medical negligence like physicians are.
A patient that suffers an injury during their dental care must prove certain elements and take the necessary steps in filing the lawsuit, just like they would have to in any other medical malpractice case. Proving negligence is the main factor needed in filing a lawsuit. Although dental malpractice is not as common as mistakes by doctor’s and surgeons, they still happen. A medical mistake is a mistake regardless of who committed it, Our malpractice attorneys are skilled in every aspect of medical malpractice claims.
Maintaining a beautiful smile is not only aesthetically pleasing; it is beneficial for an individual’s overall health. In fact, there have been studies that indicate that oral care can be beneficial for individuals with certain medical conditions like type 2 diabetes. A mistake performed during the care of treatment of a person’s mouth can deteriorate their whole well-being. Seeking legal action against the negligent dental professional is the first step in ensuring that the financial burden caused by the negligence is paid for.
Dental Mistakes That Constitute Malpractice
Here are the some of the common mistakes committed in dentistry that can lead to a medical malpractice:
- Improperly installing a dental implant
- Not diagnosing certain conditions like an infection or cancer
- Not treating medical conditions like infections
- Not supervising other employee’s actions like the hygienist
- Not properly removing a tooth
- Administering too much or too little anesthesia
- Not referring to a specialist if the dentist cannot treat the patient
- Not acquiring informed consent from the patient
When any of the above mistakes have occurred and led to a patient’s injuries, the patient can seek legal action against the responsible medical professional whether it is the dentist, oral surgeon, or orthodontist. Every medical professional is required to apply a reasonable standard of care for all their patients, including in dentistry. A healthy smile is just as important as any other part of a person’s body.
Being a Victim of a Dental Malpractice
The Miami personal injury law firm understands how devastating a mistake during their dental care can be. The health and maintenance of a person’s entire body is needed to ensure the health of their entire health. Everyone is aware that maintaining a healthy and beautiful denture and mouth is not cheap, just imagine how much it will cost to repair the damage. Recovering compensation for the negligent actions of the dentist would help to pay for the medical expenses that will derive from the injury.