Dental Malpractice Cases in Indiana
Dentists are required by the law as well as the Hippocratic Oath to provide you with a certain level of medical care to ensure your wellness and safety. A lot of us fear a visit to the dentist due to the perceived pain we may experience, creating an atmosphere of anxiety around these kinds of medical appointments. However, what happens when a dentist through negligence causes you harm and inflicts pain but doesn’t cop up to it?
Dental malpractice can be due to the negligent actions of any one of the following:
- Oral surgeon
Here’s a short overview of some of the most common dental malpractice scenarios:
- Failure to treat: this usually involves the dentist not doing their job in a satisfactory manner. This could be due to rushing the procedure, not paying full attention to the patient’s vitals during surgery, the misdiagnosis of your issue, infection, unnecessary dental work as well as failure to clean your teeth properly to prevent damage.
- Molar and wisdom tooth extraction leading to injury: this is one of the most common dental procedures in the country and as such, it is prone to malpractice. If the dentist fails to refer you to an oral surgeon to remove your wisdom tooth or molars, choosing to perform the procedure by themselves leading to infection, jaw fracture, nerve damage, damage to adjacent teeth and failure to remove the tooth, they can be held liable for your injuries.
- Botched root canal: If the dentist or oral surgeon doesn’t do their job properly when performing a root canal, you may experience extreme pain within the first few days after the procedure. In addition, your gums may swell, you may experience a lot of pain when eating, and may have an extreme reaction to hot or cold foods and drinks. The only way to fix a botched root canal is through additional surgery, and this may cost you a pretty penny.
Legal Help for Indiana Dental Malpractice Cases
Dental errors caused by negligence can be expensive to rectify. You might be tempted to settle this claim out of court by accepting an offer made to you by the hospital insurance representatives, but please be aware that the amount you receive will be paltry in comparison to what we as Indiana’s dental malpractice attorneys will get you.
Please give us a call today on 877-561-3004 for your free evaluation. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you won’t pay us a single cent until we win your case for you. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.