“Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of www.Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractise in California”
The dental professional is bound by the duty of care. This means that dental practitioners have the legal obligation to cater to the best interest of their patients by providing them with the best quality treatment. If a patient feels that a dentist did not abide by the duty of care, this, in itself does not provide enough grounds to set up a dental malpractice case. In order to form a malpractice claim, the patient will need to prove that an injury or damage was felt as a direct result of negligence from the part of the professional.
Several situations might constitute of a dental malpractice and patients in any of these situations need to seek the guidance of a malpractice attorney without much delay. For instance, in some cases the patient might feel that the dental practitioner was not able to carry out a proper diagnosis of the issue. An inaccurate diagnosis might lead to further aggravation of a dental problem. A gum disease might aggravate with time and cause the patient to lose some teeth.
Moreover, any failure to obtain a consent from the patient before a procedure constitutes of a malpractice. The patient needs to be informed about the dangers of a procedure and a signed consent needs to be obtained. Additionally, any injuries to the lips, tongue or mouth sustained from a dental procedure might be due to negligence. Patients suffering from persistent numb tongue or numb lip could also seek legal advice.
Dentalmal provides legal help and guidance to malpractice victims and patients suffering from dental implant nerve injury.