Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist fails to follow the accepted standard of care for his profession, resulting in harm to the patient. Dental malpractice can also occur when the dentist has practiced with negligence, incompetence, and malice. These types of practices by a dentist could cause complications and dental damages that could be lifelong for patients.
To prove dental malpractice, you must be able to prove the following factors:
Dental malpractice encompasses a wide range of incidents resulting in injury from dental work. These incidents may include:
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, including:
If you think you have been the victim of dental malpractice, you may want to consult a personal injury 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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