Earlier this month I wrote about a really disturbing case in Hawaii in which a three-year-old girl when to the dentist for treatment and suffered a massive brain injury that killed her.
Thankfully horrific cases like this are rare. However, they do happen while lesser injuries are more common at the hands of dental surgeons.
I highlight the dangers of dentistry in a new video. I have handled dental malpractice cases in which a dentist or an orthodontist does something wrong and ends up injuring a patient.
Usually these cases can be rectified by another dentist. But there are cases in which a dentist can commit serious errors that can cause serious injury or death.
In the past I have represented a man who lost a leg because he was diabetic and the oral surgeon did not pay enough attention to that fact and let him get into a state when he lost a leg as a result of infections that occurred as a result of the dental malpractice.
Your tooth health is very important. It’s important not to be afraid of your dentist, but sometimes dentists are not as careful as they need to be.
One of the most common mistakes made in dentistry is simply committing an error during treatment. For example, I have seen cases of dentists putting dental implants in a person who is not healthy enough or doesn’t have the proper bone structure to accept them. This can cause complications.
Dentists can be sued for failing to diagnose issues or giving overdoses that can have fatal results.
If you have been injured by a dentist call our Virginia Beach medical malpractice attorneys at 757.45.0077 or see CooperHurley.com