Most of the time doctors and health care professionals provide quality and needed care to their patients. Injured patients call the Indianapolis dental malpractice attorney at Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C. when they don't.
While most of us do not want to believe it can happen, doctors and medical professionals do make mistakes. Occasionally these mistakes lead to serious and life-altering injuries, even wrongful death, to the patient. Medical mistakes can be made by physicians, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians, residents, and even medical devices. When a mistake happens you need to speak with an Indianapolis dental malpractice attorney.
Medical malpractice can take place when a medical professional acts negligently or omits an act which results in damage or harm to a patient. A delayed diagnosis of a serious medical condition, a misdiagnosis of cancer, even a surgical error or an injury to a patient could be medical negligence.
What Is Dental Malpractice?
Dentists, like doctors, are expected to follow generally accepted practices, or standard of care, when treating patients.
What Types of Injuries Make up Dental Malpractice?
Nerve injuries, failure to diagnose or provide treatment, complications from anesthesia, and complications from bridges or crowns are just a couple of the types of injuries for which you may be able to sue. Also, if your dentist extracted teeth without a good reason or if your dentist extracted the wrong tooth you may also be able to sue your dentist. Some dentists take advantage of their position.