Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

Female dentist working with patient.

When Dentists Are Responsible for Infections

Let’s face it, dental work, especially when it is invasive, carries a risk of infection. Although most of us remain perfectly healthy after visiting the dentist, a small percentage of patients end up with painful, even life-threatening infections. While not all such infections are the dentist’s fault, some of them do result from negligence that […]

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2020
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Older man with dental nerve pain.

When Your Dentist Damages a Dental Nerve

Because many dental procedures result in discomfort that lingers for hours, days, or even weeks afterwards, patients are often not certain whether the pain or other symptoms they experience after a dental visit is routine or unexpected. As a matter of fact, it may be the result of dental malpractice. There are a number of […]

  • Posted on: Jul 1 2020
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Woman suffering a toothache from dental malpractice.

Have You Been a Victim of Dental Negligence?

Though medical malpractice is frequently discussed, dental negligence scarcely is. Nonetheless, many dental patients suffer problems after dental work that they may not even be aware were caused by poor dental diagnosis or treatment. You may have an acute or chronic problem that is the result of dental negligence and not realize the connection. If […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2020
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Older woman receiving treatment for tooth loss.

Tooth Loss Caused by Dental Malpractice

What causes the loss of adult teeth? Our adult teeth are intended to last a lifetime and never fall out, but unfortunately, statistics released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that only 48 percent of adults had a full set of permanent teeth.  There are several possible causes of adult tooth loss, […]

  • Posted on: Jun 3 2020
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Attorney discussing dental malpractice claim with client.

What Is My Dental Malpractice Claim Worth?

If you or a close relative suffered harm because of sub-standard dental care, dental malpractice lawyers in New York could help you prove the negligence and pursue a claim for money damages. We cannot state a dollar amount that represents the value of your dental malpractice claim without first talking to you and investigating your […]

  • Posted on: May 20 2020
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Patient with signs of oral cancer at the dental office.

Common Signs of Oral Cancer that Dentists Miss

Sometimes, dentists misinterpret oral cancer symptoms as indications of other conditions instead of cancer. When this misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose mouth cancer happens, the patient can lose valuable time in a limited window of opportunity for successful treatment and cure of the malignancy. If a dentist missed the signs of oral cancer in you […]

  • Posted on: May 6 2020
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Woman at the dental office, being shown an x-ray of her teeth.

7 Mistakes Dentists Make That Can Lead to a Malpractice Claim

You might not realize the harm that a dentist can do if he delivers substandard dental care, but errors that a dentist can make could cost you your life. If you or a loved one experienced complications from a dental procedure or did not get a timely diagnosis, you might want to talk to a […]

  • Posted on: Apr 9 2020
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Dentist performing a root canal

Root Canals Gone Wrong

What are my rights if I am injured during a root canal procedure? Root canals are performed to eliminate bacteria within an infected tooth. During a root canal procedure, the infected pulp is removed from the tooth and the inside of the tooth is cleaned then filled and sealed. The goal of such treatment is […]

  • Posted on: Mar 31 2020
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Dental office with chair and dental tools.

Horrific Dental Accident Causes Girl’s Mouth to Catch on Fire

What are the requirements to file a valid dental malpractice claim? A terrible incident involving a Las Vegas dentist has left a young girl with serious injuries.  According to the dental malpractice lawsuit filed in a Las Vegas area district court, the five-year-old girl went in to Just for Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics for placement […]

  • Posted on: Feb 19 2020
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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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