When you visit your dentist, you expect to receive quality care from a qualified medical provider. However, some people are injured when they receive dental services by the negligent actions of the dentist or dentistry staff. If you were injured by a dentist, it is important that you understand your rights and the grounds that you must have in order to have a viable claim and the ability to receive compensation from your dental provider.
As a medical provider, dentists are required to apply their education and skill and provide quality medical services to their patients. However, distractions, taking on a procedure that they have not been trained on or failing to properly discuss the procedure with the patient and its risks may all form the basis of a dental malpractice lawsuit.
If you have suffered an injury because of a dentist’s poor work, it is important that you retain the services of malpractice lawyers in Bridgeport, Connecticut who are familiar with this complex area of the law. The attorneys at Meehan Law, LLC have extensive experience with these types of cases and can work diligently to pursue maximum compensation on your claim.
When most people think about medical malpractice, they consider mistakes made during surgery or when receiving primary care services. However, one underreported aspect of medical malpractice claims is due to the actions of dentists. According to statistics from the National Practitioner Databank, there were 1,936 adverse action reports made against dentists and dental hygienists in 2018. This represents approximately 4% of all medical malpractice claims in 2018 throughout the nation.327 of these claims were in Connecticut.
As the most vulnerable dental patients, children and infants deserve to be treated with the utmost care and respect. Unfortunately, many children have dentophobia – a fear of the dentist. Sometimes, this fear is well-founded and based on a traumatic experience that occurred in childhood. Even worse, some of these experiences are clear displays of dental negligence. If your child was injured, our aggressive dental malpractice lawyers in CT can fight for the full compensation you deserve.
Dental malpractice is but one form of possible medical malpractice. This occurs when a dentist’s care falls below the required standard of care in the same specialty and region. Basically, when a dentist fails to provide you with the reasonable quality of care you would expect to receive and injures you in the process, you may have a basis for a dental malpractice claim.
One common form of dental malpractice claims is damage done to the lingual nerve. This damage can result in serious consequences to victims that affect them for a significant amount of time. If you believe that your lingual nerve damage was caused by a negligent dentist, contact a knowledgeable Bridgeport, Connecticut dental malpractice lawyer.