For many, going to the dentist is an unpleasant experience. From fillings and root canals to oral surgeries, dentists tend to have a bad rap. And while, generally speaking, people most often visit dentists for routine procedures, things can go wrong.
So what do you do if something goes wrong while you are in chair? How do you proceed if a procedure leads to complications? From nerve damage in the tongue and gums to painful and uncomfortable implants, dentists, like any other doctor are liable and can be held negligent. And, like any other doctor, if a dentist fails to give quality care and or services, he or she can be held responsible.
Some examples of dental malpractice include:
• Wrongful tooth extraction
• Nerve injuries to the tongue, affecting the patients taste glands
• Complications from oral implants like crows and bridges
• Failure to take thorough medical history that then leads to complications
• Unnecessary dental work
It is important to remember that to file a dental malpractice claim, you must be able to prove long-term damage. Pain in the weeks following a procedure could be normal, but pain months later might not be. For some people, emergency surgery was necessary to correct mistakes made by dentist, if this is the case, dental malpractice is at fault.
If you or a loved one has been affected by dental malpractice, please contact the website of Atlanta, Georgia personal injury attorneys Robbins & Associates, P.C. We are experienced case lawyers that can help you collect on personal damages.