Dentists and other dental care providers have a high level of responsibility to treat their patients with compassion, dignity, respect and care. A negligent dental procedure can lead to pain, numbness, trouble eating and swallowing.
What is it?
Dental malpractice is a form of medical malpractice. To make a claim against a dentist, you need to show that they did not follow the standard of care required by the dental profession, and that the failure to adhere to the standard caused you injury.
Dentist-Patient Relationship - A dentist-patient relationship must have been established.
Medical Standard of Care - The medical standard of care refers to the level of care a similarly skilled dentist/dental care provider would have provided given identical circumstances.
Breach of Care - You must prove that your dentist/dental care provider caused your injury or made an existing condition worse through their actions or inactions.
Damages/Injuries - You'll need to be able to show the nature and extent of a physical injury.
In order to prove dental malpractice, an expert medical witness is usually required in order to provide the medical standard of care and to establish that the standard was breached by the dentist/dental care provider.
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If you are a victim of dental malpractice you may be entitled to compensation as a result of your injuries. You can contact me at (631) 938-6543 to receive a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, have your questions answered, and be provided with next steps.