Few of us ever look forward to a dentist’s appointment. For most of us, it’s a chore to get out of the way. Whether it’s a routine dental check-up and cleaning or a root canal or tooth extraction, visiting the dentist always seems like a painful, uncomfortable experience. Still, all of us schedule our periodic visit to the dentist because we trust our oral health to these professionals who we hope will add years to our pearly whites.
But sometimes a negligent dentist could cause more pain than you bargained for. There are times when we get dental work done and then experience complications weeks or months later because the work was not done properly. If you suffered significant pain or complications and loss as a result of a dentist’s negligence, you should seek the expert counsel of an experienced Pennsylvania dental malpractice attorney.
A dentist may be held liable for doing something wrong such as putting in a defective oral device that leads to additional expenses and complications for the patient. But a dentist may also be held liable for failure to diagnose problems such as oral cancer. Here are some of the most common claims in dental malpractice cases:
Nerve injuries that affect an individual’s ability to taste
Negligently completed crowns and bridges that lead to complications
Failure to diagnose oral cancer or periodontal disease
Unnecessary tooth extraction or extraction of the wrong teeth
Complications from anesthesia
If you have suffered from any of these above complications that have caused you to suffer long-term pain, permanent damage, disfigurement or spend money on expensive emergency surgery to fix the problems caused by the dentist’s negligence, you would be entitled to significant compensation. Each state will also have a statute of limitations for filing these claims. So it is best that you contact a Pennsylvania dental malpractice attorney.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of dental malpractice, please call Anapol Schwarz for a free consultation. We will fight for your rights and work with insurance companies and other agencies to make sure you get a fair settlement in your case. Please call us today to find out if you have a case.