Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

Tools in a dental office.

Dental Malpractice Caused by Dirty Tools

What injuries can dirty surgical tools inflict? We go to the dentist to protect our dental hygiene, but what happens when the dentist fails to use proper hygiene when it comes to their dental instruments? Dental tools must be properly sterilized to prevent patient illnesses. Despite clear protocols when it comes to sterilization, cases of […]

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2020
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Dental and Podiatric Malpractice discusses how routine practice is used in dental malpractice cases.

Evidence of Habit or Routine Practice in Dental Malpractice Cases

Is evidence of a dentist’s routine practice admissible in court? Dentists routinely perform hundreds or even thousands of dental procedures each year. Often, when a dentist is sued for medical malpractice, he or she will not recall the exact events leading up to the lawsuit. Accordingly, a dentist will often take the stand and instead […]

  • Posted on: Dec 3 2019
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Woman visiting the dentist after researching her dentist's background.

Check Your Dentist’s Background Before Going Under the Knife

How can I look up whether my dentist has had any medical malpractice lawsuits? There are nearly 20,000 dentists in the United States, and statistics provided by the National Practitioner Data Bank suggest that every dentist will have at least one lawsuit alleging dental malpractice filed against him or her during their career. Between the […]

  • Posted on: Nov 19 2019
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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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