Dental Malpractice Lawyers

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What Is Dental Malpractice?

Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist fails to follow the accepted standard of care for his profession, resulting in harm to the patient. 

What Do I Have to Show to Prove Dental Malpractice?

To prove dental malpractice, you must be able to prove the following factors:

What are Some Common Forms of Dental Malpractice?

Dental malpractice encompasses a wide range of incidents resulting in injury from dental work.  These incidents may include:

Are There Any Defenses that a Dentist Can Raise?

Proving dental malpractice can be difficult.  Establishing the standard of care, and that the breach caused the injury is challenging.  However, even if you are able to prove that there was obvious dental malpractice, dentists still have defenses available to them including:

Should I Consult a Lawyer about My Dental Malpractice Issues?

If you think you have been the victim of dental malpractice, you may want to consult a lawyer experienced in malpractice law.  An experienced malpractice lawyer will be able to evaluate your case and advise you accordingly.  If need be, your malpractice lawyer can represent you in court and make sure your rights are protected.

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Last Modified: 08-08-2012 02:04 PM PDT

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