Like all other medical professionals, dentists and other dental care providers, too, make mistakes. Although dental malpractice is uncommon form of medical malpractice, it still happens. Dental malpractice is a form of negligence, which is usually resulted from dental practitioners who weren’t being as attentive to the patient’s needs and condition as they should’ve been.
Some of the most common dental malpractice claims arise from:
- Tooth Extractions
- Dental Implants
- Problems with Bridges and Crowns
- Failure to Diagnose Disease
- Dental Anesthesia Complications
- Dental Infections and Injections
- Patient Abandonment
- Drug Reactions
Can I Be Compensated?
If you are a victim of dental malpractice, or you’re experiencing anything from the list above that leads you to believe you have a valid case against a dental care professional, you may be entitled to compensation because of your injuries. If a loved one or a family member lost their life due to an injury or complication deriving from dental malpractice, you can seek compensation on their behalf.
Statute of Limitations
Keep in mind, that any time a person has been injured by another and that person wants to sue the offending party, the suit must be commended within a certain amount of time. The amount of time will depend upon the claim argued by the defendant. With dental malpractice, the time on the statue of limitations most often begins at the very moment when the dental provider commits an act of negligence; however certain exceptions can apply. Medical malpractice claims typically have a two and a half years statute of limitations.
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