The Realities of Dental Malpractice
Doctors are not the only ones who can be held liable for making mistakes that lead to serious injuries. Dental malpractice can be just as egregious as medical malpractice. In a sense, it can be more deceiving, as most people are aware of the potential for medical malpractice when they enter the doctor’s office, but not when they sit in the dentist’s chair.
It is important to be aware of the possibility for dental malpractice to occur at any time that you are under a dentist’s care. If you or someone you love has been the victim of dental malpractice, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.
The Most Common Types of Dental Malpractice
Just as with medical malpractice, there are a variety of different forms of dental malpractice can take. Some of these include:
- Failure to diagnose-if there are obvious signs of disease such as oral cancers, and a dentist fails to tell you about it or refer you to a specialist and you therefore lose precious treatment time, you can sue.
- Unnecessary extraction
- Nerve injuries
- Bad dental workmanship-this includes improperly installed crowns, fillings and other permanent or semi-permanent oral devices.
- Dental malpractice is a serious problem, and any injury resulting from it should not be taken lightly.
If you or someone you love has been injured as a result of the work of a negligent dentist, contact the San Antonio personal injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999.