Dental malpractice occurs when a dental patient is harmed or injured as the result of a deficiency in a dentist’s standard of care. Just as doctors are sued in medical malpractice cases, dentists and orthodontists can also be sued if they have breached their standard of care. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a dentist’s negligence, contact the Injury Attorneys at Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our experienced team of legal professionals will stop at nothing to make sure you receive maximum compensation.
Establishing a Dental Malpractice case
To establish a dental malpractice case, there are certain factors that one must consider. The patient must be able to prove that a standard of care was breached which resulted in their injury and they must be able to show proof and details of the injury.
It is important to consider the parameters of your dentist’s standard of care. A dental standard of care should be much the same for all dentists working in your community. An expert medical witness, provided by your attorney, can establish this. The expert is usually a medical professional who is well versed in the dental procedures that may be subject to this type of lawsuit.
Proving Dental Malpractice
The expert medical witness will also be able to assist with important information to prove that the dentist has breached the standard of care, resulting in the injury. In order to decide on breach or causation of the matter, the expert will investigate the case and reveal how the dentist handled the case versus how they should have handled the case, as well as how the dentist’s actions caused the patient’s injuries.
Factors to consider before filing a Dental Malpractice case
One of the important factors to be considered before filing a dental malpractice lawsuit is the extent of the patient’s injuries. If the injuries are minor and cause temporary pain and discomfort, it may not be worth the time or expense to file the lawsuit. However, if the injuries are serious and lead to damages or losses such as extensive medical bills and lost work time, the compensations will be worth fighting for. In this case, it is important to save all medical documentation and any photo evidence to be able to show proof in court. It will also be imperative to hire an attorney with experience in such cases who will fight for compensation on your behalf.
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If you or someone you know has been injured due to Dental Malpractice, call the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our firm has been winning serious injury cases since 1959 and has what it takes to make sure that you receive compensation for your losses. Call us today at 1-800-529-2676