Anesthesia is common in dentistry, often because the patient is about to undergo an invasive and painful dental procedure but also sometimes because a patient’s fear of any dental work requires it. Unfortunately, anesthesia carries risks, resulting in some patients suffering injuries or even losing their lives due to improper practices in the dentist’s office. At MeehanLaw, LLC, in Bridgeport, our law firm is dedicated to helping dental malpractice victims recover compensation for injuries caused by negligent dental care, including complications related to anesthesia. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience representing victims of dental malpractice and have successfully helped people just like you all across Connecticut.
Generally, procedures that take a long time or are particularly invasive can be performed more easily with the help of an anesthetic. In dentistry, some of the procedures that may require anesthesia include:
Properly used, anesthetics make these procedures much more tolerable for patients and much easier to complete for dentists. But when anesthetics are administered improperly, they can lead to serious injuries for which patients should be compensated. It is our job as attorneys to help our clients recover that compensation for clients injured by dental malpractice.
Patients can be injured severely if proper anesthesia protocols are not followed. We have handled injury claims related to:
We have handled cases involving all of the above common errors. If your dentist has failed to meet accepted professional standards of care in administering anesthesia and you’re injured as a result, we are prepared to pursue damages on your behalf.
Anesthesia errors can occur when a dentist is administering any type of anesthetic, whether it is injected locally to numb an affected area and block nerves that transmit pain, given as sedation to decrease anxiety, or administered intravenously (general anesthesia), which renders the patient unconscious and is usually reserved for oral surgery. Among the anesthetics commonly used during dental procedures are:
Any dental patient, from a small child to a senior citizen and anyone in between, may be harmed by anesthesia errors. If it has happened to you, MeehanLaw, LLC, is ready to help.
If a dental anesthesia error resulted in an injury to you or someone you love in Connecticut, MeehanLaw, LLC in Bridgeport is prepared to represent you. Our lawyers are highly experienced in all dental malpractice cases, including those involving anesthesia errors. Schedule a consultation by calling 203-333-1888 or contact us online today.