Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

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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Lawsuit Accuses California Children’s Dental Group of Fraud, Medical Malpractice

What are the fraud and malpractice allegations against Children’s Dental Group in Anaheim? A recently filed lawsuit accuses California Children’s Dental Group clinic in Anaheim, California of fraud and medical malpractice. This lawsuit comes less than 2 months after 57 children were treated for serious infections and abscesses in their mouths and necks after having […]

  • Posted on: Nov 11 2016
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Failure to Treat Periodontal Disease Leads to Brain Abscess

Does failure to prescribe antibiotics for a periodontal infection constitute dental malpractice? For most of us, dental care is routine and rarely results in serious medical issues. Nonetheless, there are instances when patients suffer severe consequences because of a dental problem or inadequate dental care. If you have suffered serious repercussions from dental negligence, you […]

  • Posted on: Aug 10 2016
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Tracking the Most Common Types of Dental Malpractice

What types of dental malpractice are most common?  While many people are not thrilled to go to the dentist, no one expects negligence or serious, perhaps permanent injury to result from a dental visit. Nonetheless, if you have been the victim of dental malpractice, you are not alone. If you find yourself in this situation, […]

  • Posted on: Aug 10 2016
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Survey of Dental Negligence and Malpractice

What dental procedures are potentially most dangerous? An informal study of dental malpractice cases, although based on data from only 242 cases, has uncovered some important information for both dentists and their patients. The researcher, a dental expert who was asked to review cases over more than a decade in order to evaluate them for […]

  • Posted on: Jul 11 2016
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Dental Implant Failure

Why do some dental implants fail? Dental implants have been a tremendous step forward in tooth replacement, providing patients with not only the appearance, but the functionality, of natural teeth. Patients with successful dental implants report increased self-esteem and confidence in social situations, along with renewed ability to speak and chew comfortably. Nonetheless, implant surgery, […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2016
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Not a Junior Mint, But Just as Gross

Do you remember “The Junior Mint” episode of Seinfeld? One of Elaine’s ex-boyfriends is having a splenectomy, and Kramer is so concerned a doctor lets him and Jerry observe the surgery from the viewing gallery. Kramer brings along some snacks, and a Junior Mint ends up falling down from the gallery into the patient without […]

  • Posted on: Jun 9 2016
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Dental Malpractice Suit after 6-Year-Old Dies Following Simple Dental Procedure

Why does U.S. law often work to protect dentists rather than patients? No parents should have to suffer the tragedy recently endured by a California couple. Tim and Eliza Sears lost their beloved kindergartener, Caleb, during an uncomplicated dental procedure. In addition to suing the oral surgeon involved, Dr. Doucet, for malpractice, they are seeking […]

  • Posted on: May 20 2016
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