Oral health is a vital part of your overall health, and the damaging consequences of dental malpractice can go far beyond your smile. Permanent disfigurement, loss of sensitivity, expensive restorative surgery, and long-lasting pain are some of the results of dental malpractice.
Like medical malpractice, dental malpractice is a subcategory of personal injury. When dentists, dental assistants, or other healthcare professionals in the oral health care field cause harm because of a substandard level of care, they can be sued for malpractice.
Types of dental malpractice include:
- Facial paralysis
- Failure to diagnose oral cancer
- Loss of teeth or bone
- Improper treatment
- Misuse of dental equipment
- Use of substandard materials
- Substandard work
- Unnecessary treatments
If you’ve suffered harm because of dental malpractice, you can sue for compensation. Maybe you have sustained loss of feeling or ability to taste in the tongue, been subject to root canals or extractions that weren’t necessary, have suffered from nerve damage after oral surgery, or had complications from anesthesia. These are all examples of dental malpractice cases.
As with medical malpractice, it must be shown that the pain was caused by a substandard level of care. Dental malpractice cases can be tough to win, but if you’ve been harmed and have suffered, you could have a case.
Speak with an experienced attorney who knows how to handle dental malpractice cases. Attorney David Schoen is based in Windsor County, VT and is admitted to the bar in multiple states. He knows that this is a difficult time for people, because not only are they dealing with the legal aspects of their case, they are also dealing with the fallout of the emotional and physical trauma they’ve sustained.
“I believe everyone should have a voice,” Mr. Schoen says. “I like to be able to make sure they have a strong voice to maintain their dignity and self-sufficiency, and to discourage dentists who act negligently and carelessly.”
As a sole practitioner, David Schoen handles every case personally, and he makes it a point to be available to his clients as much as possible in order to address their concerns and explain the process. It’s this dedication that has allowed him to successfully resolve thousands of cases in his 30+ years as a lawyer.
Don’t give up and just accept the pain you’ve experienced. Call the law offices of David Schoen today at (802)484-3900 and see if you’ve got a case against your dental care provider.