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Dentist and dental hygienist negligence are serious problems in the United States. According to data provided by the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), dental malpractice is responsible for nearly one in every seven medical malpractice claims. For the victims, dental malpractice can cause serious physical, emotional and financial pain.
All medical malpractice victims have a right to recover full and fair compensation for their injuries. Though, these types of legal claims can be extremely challenging. If you were the victim of dental malpractice in Virginia, it is imperative that you consult with an Alexandria medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible.
Common Examples of Dental Malpractice
Dental malpractice occurs when the negligence of a dental professional causes harm to a patient. There are many different forms of dental malpractice. These cases have the potential to be incredibly serious, sometimes even resulting in patient death. A person’s oral health is sensitive, and it must be treated with adequate skill, attentiveness, and expertise. Some of the most common examples of dental malpractice cases that we see include:
- Dental misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose a serious oral health problem
- Unnecessary dental operations
- The use of unsanitized or improper dental tools
- Failure to stop an infection
- Overly rough treatment, causing gum damage or broken teeth
- Incorrectly removing teeth
- Serious anesthesia errors
Holding a Negligent Dentist Liable
If your dental procedure went wrong, in any way, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. In Virginia, you will need to prove negligence in order to hold a dentist or dental care provider legally responsible for your injuries. Negligence occurs when a dentist provided you with lower quality care than the ordinary dentist would have provided you, under similar circumstances. When dental negligence leads to patient injuries, medical malpractice has occurred.
If you believe that you or a family member might have been the victim of dental malpractice, you need to take immediate action. Your claim should be reviewed by a qualified legal professional. Under Virginia law, you are entitled to financial compensation for the full value of your damages. This includes compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and mental distress.
Contact Our Dental Malpractice Lawyers Today
At Kamerow Law Firm, PLLC, our Virginia medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience handling dental malpractice claims. To request a free review of your case, please call us today at (703) 370-8088. From our office in the heart of Alexandria, we represent victims throughout the region, including in Washington, DC and Montgomery County, Maryland.