Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

Determining Damages in New York Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical providers can make mistakes and errors that result in traumatic injuries and life-threatening conditions. When a doctor, hospital, nurse, or other medical provider is negligent or breaches the duty of care owed to a patient, that medical provider may be held liable for damages in a medical malpractice claim. Proving malpractice is only one […]

  • Posted on: Jun 12 2019
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How Do I Know if my Dentist Was Negligent?

We trust our dentist to provide safe and proper care for our oral health. When a dentist fails to provide adequate care, the dentist’s actions may be negligent. If a dentist is guilty of negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and harm caused by dental negligence. A New York dental […]

  • Posted on: Mar 12 2019
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Common Reasons for Dental Malpractice Lawsuits

Dental malpractice suits make up only a small percentage of medical malpractice cases. If you are the patient who has suffered greatly because of a dental error, or the loved one of someone who has suffered a wrongful death in the dentist’s chair, however, this statistic is not relevant. If you believe you have been […]

  • Posted on: Feb 7 2019
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Court Awards Dental Patient with Bad Bridge $350,419

How are damages calculated in a dental malpractice case? A Palm Beach, Florida circuit court recently awarded a dental patient with $350,419 following a botched bridge procedure.  The 49-year-old substitute teacher had a bridge installed, but it was later discovered that the dentist performing the procedure failed to remove decay from a tooth before putting […]

  • Posted on: Jan 9 2019
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Failure to Diagnose Periodontal Disease

What are the dangers of not promptly diagnosing gum disease? About half of all Americans have some form of periodontal disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Over 64.7 million Americans have mild, moderate, or severe periodontal disease.  Among older adults, instances of periodontal disease jump to 70 percent. When diagnosed in […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2018
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Common Braces Problems or Orthodontic Malpractice – What You Need to Know

As with any health care procedure, patients can suffer serious injuries or illnesses from dental and orthodontic procedures. In some cases, the injury or illness is the result of circumstances beyond the control of the provider. However, if an injury is caused by the negligence or carelessness of an orthodontist or dentist, the patient may […]

  • Posted on: Apr 25 2018
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Dental Surgery Death Sparks Anesthesia Concerns

What are the risks of dental surgery? A 17-year-old in Florida died after being sedated for a simple dentistry procedure. The death has resulted in investigations by the Florida Department of Health. Now, the dentist involved has voluntarily relinquished his license. The family of the deceased teen is calling for lawmakers to more closely examine […]

  • Posted on: Apr 4 2018
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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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