Many of us view visits to the dentists as routine, mundane occurrences. We expect dental treatments to happen flawlessly and without any lasting complications. The truth is that every time we go to the dentist, we are placing the responsibility for our oral health in their hands. Dentists have to be trained and educated so that they can do their jobs without injuring their patients or endangering their health.
This is why the law allows you to sue your dentist for dental malpractice when their negligence or carelessness leads to injuries. When this happens, a patient’s health is jeopardized through no fault of their own. Instead, they suffered directly because of their dentists’ actions.
If you are a victim of dental malpractice, you deserve compensation for your injuries or discomfort at the hands of your dentist. If you can prove that your dentist caused your injuries by breaching the accepted standard of care, you might be able to win your case in court.
The standard of care refers to what any trained, qualified dentists would have done in a specific scenario. If you believe your dentist treated you carelessly, you will have to demonstrate that they acted differently from most dentists in the same situation. This will require the testimony of other dental experts in your case.
It would also be worthwhile to have a dental expert serving as your attorney. Attorney Dane Levy is a California dental malpractice lawyer with an education from USC Dental School and a track record of winning high-profile malpractice cases. Contact him today if you’d like to file a lawsuit against your dentist.