A majority of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey population regularly visit a dentist for checkups and treatments. As ordinary and routine as a visit to the dentist may seem, botched dental procedures can be hazardous. Patients suffer from permanent nerve damage, loss of taste, jaw injuries, and sometimes death due to incorrectly administered anesthesia. There are various forms of dental malpractice, these include:
- Delayed diagnosis
- Fractured jaw
- Structural injuries to the chin, tongue, jaw, or lips
- Nerve injuries
- Loss of taste/sensation
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper treatment
- Complications from crowns and bridges
- Misuse of dental tools and equipment
- Failure to consider a patient’s medical history
- Unnecessary tooth extraction
- Undiagnosed/untreated oral cancer or periodontal disease
- Extraction of the wrong tooth
- Anesthesia errors
- Prescription errors
- Wrongful death
- Molestation of a sedated patient
Good dental health is crucial to a good quality of life. When a dentist neglects their responsibilities and fails to treat a patient with the legally required standard of care, they are putting the patient in serious harm. Dental malpractice is avoidable. At KapLaw, we aim to ensure that victims of dental malpractice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey get better dental care and compensation for their injuries.
What will KapLaw do for you?
If you believe that you or a loved one are a victim of dental malpractice, KapLaw will:
- Collect evidence to prove that the dentist failed to provide you with the legally required standard of care.
- Prove that the dentist intentionally neglected their responsibilities.
- Prove that the dentist provided treatment that exceeded the level of consent given by the patient.
- Prove that the dentist’s negligence caused the patient’s injuries.
Dental malpractice is quite common, but most people are unaware of the situations that are grounds for dental malpractice liability. As such, dentists get away with malpractice, and patients experience pain and suffering, financial damages, and emotional injuries. Therefore, seeking a lawyer’s services when you suspect dental malpractice is important.
KapLaw has the knowledge, resources, and experience to ensure that you get dental malpractice claim compensation. According to the Medical Practitioners’ Act of 2007, dentists are medical practitioners who should be liable for dental malpractices. They are expected to offer services following the legally required standards of care. You should take legal action if a dentist fails to give you this standard of care. You deserve compensation for the following:
- The cost of medical bills and other related expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- Emotional damages
We will conduct an investigation and review the facts of your case to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve. KapLaw specializes in personal injury cases. Contact us today to get top-rated dental malpractice representations and secure the compensation you deserve.