Any form of medical malpractice must be many people’s worst nightmare. After all, you put yourself in a vulnerable position when you hand over your health into another person’s hands. Thankfully, we have many systems in place to make sure that all medical practitioners in this country have been through rigorous training so patients are safe. But things can still go wrong.
Serious dental treatment may include wisdom tooth extraction, dental crown procedures or more cosmetic operations such as the application of veneers. No matter what leads you to the dentist’s chair, you must be able to trust in your practitioner and their skills as you lie back and let them take over. Even if you are not unconscious, it’s rarely possible to see or feel exactly what your dentist is doing, so it’s vital that there are consequences for not upholding our high standards.
The consequences of dental injury caused by dental negligence could range from temporary pain or discomfort to more permanent issues such as nerve damage. If you have experienced a dental injury you believe is due to dental malpractice, you may have a personal injury case. Dental malpractice basically means negligence on the part of a dentist or other dental healthcare provider. These medical professionals have a duty of care towards you as the patient. They are obliged to provide care to a certain standard and ensure that their service does not cause any unnecessary pain or suffering.
You could claim compensation for your dental injury that you could use to cover your existing dental and other expenses as well as seek further dental treatment to fix the issue. If, for example, your dentist extracted the wrong tooth, you may need financial resources to cover a new dentist to extract the right tooth and also install a high-quality denture as a replacement. But if your case is a little more complex, resulting in long-term pain issues that require medication or leading you to need lengthy treatment, you may be able to claim for all of these expenses as well as an amount to cover the inconvenience you should not have suffered in the first place.
Want to find out if you have a dental negligence case? Contact Scranton Law Firm’s dental injury lawyers in California today. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about forking out thousands of dollars in legal fees with no guarantee you will be successful. If we don’t settle your claim or win your case, you don’t pay a cent.