Dental/Oral Surgeon Malpractice

Dental cleanings and checkups occur every 6 months. Scheduled dental cleanings and help prevent the arrival of more serious health issues. Dentists are able to look out for signs of pre-tumors, tumors, or white patches inside your mouth. Dental physicians have a duty of care to their patients to warn them of potential serious medical issues. Early detection of serious medical problems is crucial to maintaining good health. Oral surgeons may also be held liable for mistakes such as failing to identify signs of serious medical problems. 

Contact a Boston dental malpractice attorney for help with your case. An experienced attorney is crucial to establishing proof and helping you navigate the legal process. Our attorneys can help gather documentation, medical experts, and any relevant witnesses to help with your case. Call 617-225-2100 today for a free consultation. 

If anesthetics are used in the procedure, many errors can occur. Some kinds of topical anesthetics can cause serious allergic reactions, and if the anesthesiologist has access to this information, this can be considered negligence.

Common Dental Injuries 

  • Numbness that causes a loss of taste, either temporary or permanent 
  • Nerve injuries causing permanent numbness in the jaw, lips, chin, or tongues 
  • TMJ: temporomandibular joint disorders 
  • Wrongful death due to surgery or procedural complications 
  • Failure of dentists to consider a patients’ medical history 
  • Negligence of bridges and crowns 
  • Failure to detect periodontal disease, oral cancer, or other diseases 
  • Extraction of wrong teeth or unnecessary extraction of numerous teeth 
  • Dentists committing sexual misconduct towards their patients
  • Treatment that is beyond a patient’s informed consent 
  • Failing to obtain a patients’ informed consent 

If you are a victim of dental malpractice, contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. A medical malpractice attorney will help establish a solid case for medical malpractice on your behalf, by providing proof that your dentist had either unintentionally or intentionally failed to provide an adequate standard of care that another reasonable oral health care provider would have provided. Dental work does not assure guarantees and patients that are simply dissatisfied with their dentist’s work do not have the right to sue. However, if dentists treated you without obtaining your informed consent, this is grounds to sue for medical malpractice. 

If you have been a victim of dental malpractice, contact a Boston medical malpractice attorney immediately. These cases are often complex and difficult to navigate without the help of an experienced attorney. Call 617-225-2100 for a free consultation today!

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