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Dental professionals are held to as high a standard of care as any medical practitioner
As in any regulated profession, dentists, oral hygienists, orthodontists and other dental professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. The standard of care is defined as what another reasonably competent professional would do or not do based on the situation and available symptoms. Deviating from or breaching this standard puts patients at risk and can lead to serious injury. At the New York personal injury law firm of Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer, P.C., we leverage decades of experience analyzing such cases and fighting for the rightful compensation of injured victims.
Common types of dental malpractice
Our New York City professional and medical malpractice attorneys have handled numerous cases of dental malpractice. Such cases can involve many types of mistakes, including but not limited to:
- Failure to conduct a proper medical history, which may lead the dentist to perform an inappropriate procedure or place the patient on medication that may exacerbate existing conditions
- Performing unnecessary procedures
- Failure to diagnose conditions like oral cancer or gum disease in a timely fashion
- Pulling the wrong tooth
- Oral surgery errors
- Performing specialized services for which they are not qualified, like orthodontia
- Negligently completing crowns or bridgework
- Failing to obtain informed consent
Common injuries caused by dental malpractice
Dental errors can lead to any number of temporary or permanent injuries, such as:
- Nerve injuries that can permanently damage the sense of taste on all or part of the tongue
- Gum, tooth or jaw bone infections
- Structural damage to the tongue, jaw, lips and chin
- Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
- Death from negligent administration of anesthesia
How can a dental malpractice attorney help?
All cases of malpractice hinge on proving that a negligent act by a professional with a duty of care led directly to your injury. To make a compelling case for malpractice, you must first determine the responsible party. It may not be your dentist.
- The staff employed by your dentist may also be accountable for any errors committed in your care or treatment.
- If a faulty dental device led to your injury, the manufacturer or designer of that device may be liable.
- If the dental office is owned by another party, that party may be liable for your injury.
Take the steps to begin fighting for rightful compensation today
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been harmed by negligent dental care or treatment, promptly contact the dental malpractice attorneys in New York City at Segan, Nemerov, Singer, Sonin & Tancer, P.C. to arrange a free consultation. Contact them today, online or at (212) 696-9100.