Recovering Compensation For Victims Of Holistic And Naturopathic Dental Malpractice
The term “holistic” has become a popular buzzword in recent years. Many medical professionals such as dentists have begun to incorporate the word into their practices. Ideally, holistic medicine incorporates several aspects of a patient’s life into their treatment.
Unfortunately, some holistic practitioners, including dentists, deviate from the accepted standard of care when treating their patients. If this has happened to you, our team at MeehanLaw, LLC, is here to help you stand up for your rights, hold the negligent dentists accountable and recover compensation.
The Dangers Of Holistic Dentistry: What To Know
The American Dental Association does not consider holistic dentistry a legitimate form of dental care. Despite this, there are dentists in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. who continue to practice it. Some common examples of malpractice in holistic dentistry include:
- Purporting to remove “toxic materials” such as heavy metals from patients’ bodies
- Misrepresenting holistic treatments as having the capacity to heal certain medical conditions
- Performing unnecessary procedures to ostensibly relieve pain
- Performing procedures that do not have any scientific basis
- Conducting NICO, neuralgia inducing cavitational osteonecrosis, or surgically removing decayed bone said to be pain-inducing
These practices can have devastating lifelong impacts. Some victims endure partial or complete paralysis of the jaw or constant pain. Often, victims must pay other dentists or surgeons out of pocket to correct the botched procedures.
We Have Experience In This New Field
Because holistic dentistry is a fairly new practice, few law firms have experience with it. At MeehanLaw, LLC, we have worked with numerous patients who put their trust in holistic practitioners only to suffer damages. We know the steps to take to successfully obtain a settlement or award and bring the negligent practitioner to justice.
Talk To A Lawyer About Holistic Dental Malpractice
If you have endured malpractice related to holistic dentistry, you have legal options. Contact our Fairfield County firm to speak with a lawyer about recovering compensation. To reach us, call 203-989-2949 or send us an email.