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Common Types of Dental Malpractice

Bridgeport Injury Lawyers Advocate for Victims of Common Types of Dental Malpractice

Connecticut attorneys work diligently for clients hurt by negligent dentists

Dental malpractice affects hundreds of people in the United States each year. By some estimates, about one in every 20 medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against dentists. While most dental patients receive quality care, those who are injured tend to experience long-term pain, illness and emotional impact from the trauma. At MeehanLaw, LLC, our Bridgeport lawyers represent people injured by  dental malpractice in Connecticut, seeking damages for the harm they’ve suffered. We are proven litigators who know what it takes to succeed in these complex cases. You can rely on us to consult with professional experts in the dental and medical fields who can deliver compelling testimony on your behalf.

Common issues leading to dental malpractice lawsuits

Medical malpractice injury lawsuits stemming from dental treatments can arise during nearly any type of dental procedure, including those that are commonly applied. Our attorneys have represented clients with injuries related to:

  • Tooth extractions — Complications from getting a tooth pulled may include injection site issues, excessive bleeding, nerve damage and perforations of sinuses and oral tissue.
  • Dental infections — Infections can lead to blood poisoning, brain abscesses and heart issues, any of which may require hospitalization and surgery.
  • Endodontic procedures — Root canals and similar procedures can lead to infection, sinus damage, nerve damage, blocked blood vessels and other problems.
  • Dental implants — Infection and inadequate follow-up care can injure patients who’ve received dental implants.
  • Crowns and bridges — Poorly placed and poorly attached bridges and crowns can lead to gaps that allow infection, pain and other issues.
  • Periodontal disease — Dentists’ failure to diagnose gum disease is one of the most common sources of dental malpractice lawsuits.
  • Orthodontics — Incorrectly installed braces and other corrective devices may lead to tooth loss, infection and nerve damage.
  • Dental anesthesia — Anesthesia complications arise when the wrong type of anesthetic is used or when an anesthetic is administered in the wrong dosage.
  • Oral cancer — A dentist’s failure to diagnose oral cancer can allow the disease to spread and potentially become fatal.

Proving dental malpractice requires showing that a dentist failed in his or her duty to treat you according to accepted standards of professional care, so you are best served by enlisting the help of an experienced attorney. The lawyers at MeehanLaw, LLC have decades of experience in this specialized field of law and are ready to assess your situation and advise you of your legal options. We will pursue compensation that addresses medical expenses, lost wages and other losses caused by a dentist’s malpractice.

Contact our Connecticut malpractice firm about your dental injury claim

If you suffered an injury at the hands of a Connecticut dentist, the lawyers of MeehanLaw, LLC in Bridgeport may be able to recover compensation for you through a malpractice lawsuit. For more information and to discuss your specific situation with an experienced injury lawyer, please call 203-333-1888 or contact us online.

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