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Common Types of Dental Malpractice

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dental-malpracAlthough dental malpractice is generally overshadowed by medical malpractice, it occurs with relative frequency and is a serious matter with significant repercussions. Dental malpractice can affect the victim’s health and have a major impact on his or her comfort, appearance and overall health.

If you or a loved one has suffered from the negligent actions of a dentist, you should consult an experienced dental malpractice attorney as you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Forms of Dental Malpractice

Similar to medical malpractice, dentists can wrongly perform different procedures that may ultimately injure patients. Below are common types of dental malpractice:

  • Dental nerve injuries. Dental nerve injuries can result in serious pain for the victim. These types of injuries may be either temporary or permanent. The symptoms may vary depending on the specific nerve that is injured. There are many different nerves that can be damaged, but the two most common are the lingual nerve and the inferior alveolar nerve.
  • Misdiagnosis of dental issues. Misdiagnosing a patient’s dental issues may result in other serious or life threatening medical issues such as heart attacks.
  • Failure to properly monitor a patient after treatment. Proper monitoring is especially important after oral operations. Dentists should look for signs and symptoms of serious complications including heart attacks, stroke or blood clotting.
  • Completing the wrong procedure or the right procedure in the wrong location. Examples include performing a root canal on a healthy tooth instead of an target tooth.

Regardless of what type of dental malpractice caused your injuries, you should consult an experienced dental malpractice attorney to protect your legal rights.

Consult an Experienced Dental Malpractice Attorney

Although dentists most often provide great care, occasionally a dental mistake occurs leading to serious pain and injury for the victim. If you or someone you know is injured as a result of dental malpractice, the most important step you should take is to contact a dental malpractice attorney. With a trusted and experienced attorney on your side, you can focus on your recovery.

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Attorney Kenneth A. Wilhelm is a New York dental malpractice attorney with over 42 years of experience. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation, please call 1-800-967-5496 anytime or visit us at www.work4youlaw.com. We can even come to you. We have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients.

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