My Dental Procedure Went Wrong
Dental malpractice is a major problem in California. When you go to the dentist, you reasonably expect that the dental professional will keep you as safe as possible during any oral procedure. A dentist, and dental assistants, are required to provide patients with appropriate care that meets legal standards. If your dentist fails to live up to this standard, the damage you face can be significant. Damage from a botched dental procedure can be physical, mental or financial. A physical injury caused by a negligent dentist can be very painful, to the point that the injury is completely debilitating. If your Sacramento dental procedure went awry, contact an experienced dental malpractice attorney, to learn about your legal options.
Do I Have A Valid Dental Malpractice Claim?
If you feel like your dental procedure went wrong you might have a valid medical malpractice claim. Victims of dental malpractice are often entitled to substantial compensation. A successful legal claim for dental malpractice has four different required elements:
- Prove the existence of a dentist and patient relationship;
- Demonstrate the appropriate standard of care the dentist owed the patient;
- Show that the standard of care was breached; and
- Connect the harm that was caused to the patient to the breach of the standard of care.
The majority of the time, the existence of the dentist and patient relationship is not contested. Establishing the appropriate standard of dental care can also be relatively routine in most dental malpractice cases. The key to successfully winning a dental malpractice lawsuit is establishing that a breach occurred and proving that the established breach was the cause of your damage. If for any reason you believe your dentist might have committed malpractice, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
What Compensation is Available for Dental Malpractice?
Once you have established negligence on the part of the dental professional. You must also show that you sustained real damage in order to collect compensation. There are several different types of compensation which may be available to you if you were the victim of dental malpractice, they include:
- Any medical expenses;
- Lost wages and future lost wages; and
- Pain and suffering.
Contact An Experienced Sacramento Dental Malpractice Attorney
If you, or your loved one, has been injured by the malpractice of a dentist or dental assistant an experienced personal injury attorney can help. At Teal Law Group, our attorneys have deep understanding of California dental malpractice law and can comprehensively review your case and determine what steps you should take next. Contact the Teal Law Group today for a free consultation.