Dental, Orthodontic and Oral Surgery Malpractice
We don’t normally think of dentistry or its related practices such as orthodontics and oral surgery in relation to medical malpractice. However, such malpractice cases do exist and can result in such serious health consequences as brain damage, paralysis, and blindness.
Typically, dental malpractice cases arise due to the failure of a healthcare professional in terms of not following proper procedure and industry recognized methods of procedure such as: taking a proper medical history, charting a patient’s medications, failure to recognize and/or diagnose oral medical issues such as periodontal disease or oral cancer, and issues of general negligence such as implanting a faulty bridge or crown and sedation medication errors.
Any of these issues may lead to a serious dental malpractice claim.