The dentist may evoke an array of emotions. While your dentist is vital to your Oral Hygiene and Health, it is also often a source of anxiety for many patients. But whether you typically await your dentist appointment in a sweaty fear or leave feeling refreshed and having booked your next appointment, there is protection in the case that something goes wrong. Dental Malpractice is similar to medical malpractice. Essentially, it occurs in the case that an injury resulted from negligent dental practices. And if you are subject to such an incident, it is crucial that you seek legal counsel. Dental malpractice can indicate the occurrence of several types of negligence.
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat a hazardous condition
- Delayed diagnosis or treatment of an oral disease
- Any intentional misconduct
In the instance that you believe dental malpractice has taken place, you must prove your dentist’s negligence in their practice. Negligence indicates that your provider had breached from the accepted standard of care among other dentists. This means that they did not act in accordance with what is expected of a competent dentist. A plaintiff must prove that this was the case at the time of their injury. In order to do so, it is necessary that this individual seeks legal assistance. If you or a loved one believe to have suffered from dental malpractice, do not hesitate to reach out to Peach and Weather for expert legal guidance.