Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

Unnecessary Teeth Extractions

Is it necessary to extract wisdom teeth that do not come in? In the United States and elsewhere across the country, dentists are needlessly extracting teeth for financial gains and as a result of medical negligence.  A report issued in the UK found that dentists are often recommending extraction because they will receive the same […]

  • Posted on: Jan 12 2018
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Dental Anesthesia Can Prove Dangerous

How often do anesthesia errors occur during dental procedures? At times, it is necessary for dental patients to be put under anesthesia.  Anesthesia must be administered with care and patients need to be closely monitored the entire time they are under.  For children, the use of anesthesia to perform dental procedures has become increasingly common.  […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2017
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Bronx Orthopedic Surgeon Faces 10 Malpractice Lawsuits

What are the most common instances of orthopedic surgery malpractice? Bronx-Lebanon’s head of orthopedic surgery is facing some serious allegations of malpractice.  Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was hired to head the department in 2008.  Since that time, four of his patients have died and he has been hit with ten malpractice lawsuits.  The deaths linked to […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2017
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Your Dental Implants Could Lead to a Malpractice Action

Why should dentists exercise caution when recommending dental implants? It is believed that over two million dental implants are placed in the United States annually, despite evidence that about 40 percent of these implants may fail.  The dental implant industry is enormous and increasingly fueled by the money involved in removing natural teeth.  Studies show […]

  • Posted on: Jul 24 2017
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Errors in Root Canal Treatments

What are the most common mistakes made during root canal treatments? A root canal, also referred to as endodontic treatment, is performed to repair a tooth that has become badly decayed, inflamed, or infected.  During the procedure, the nerve and pulp within the affected tooth is removed and replaced with a filler.  Root canals can […]

  • Posted on: Apr 18 2017
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Dental Malpractice Charges Filed After Baby’s Death During Dentist Visit

What is dental malpractice and what are my rights if I am a victim of dental malpractice? The parents of a 14-month old girl are mourning the loss of their young child following what should have been a routine dental procedure.  The child went to a dentist in Texas, where her parents were informed she […]

  • Posted on: Mar 16 2017
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Avoiding Bad Dentists

Beyond the fact that many people are nervous about going to the dentist, all of us are aware that placing ourselves in the care of a dentist puts us in a vulnerable position. As with many professionals whose care we seek, we require trustworthiness as well as competence. This article is designed to guide patients […]

  • Posted on: Jan 23 2017
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The Elements of Dental Malpractice

What must be proved when you sue a dentist for malpractice? As in all cases of medical malpractice, the plaintiff must be able to prove that personal injury was suffered as a result of the practitioner’s substandard care. Because of the complexities of proving dental malpractice to a judge or jury, if you have suffered […]

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2016
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