Oregon Dental Malpractice Attorneys
Preoperative panographs are a common diagnostic tool used by dentists to evaluate the potential risks of the various dental procedures.
Going to the dentist can be stressful even under the best circumstances. We rely and trust that our dentists will take care of us and skillfully do what needs to be done. When they don’t, and their level of care or skill falls below the average in the community, dental malpractice has occurred. A dentist is responsible for any harm that results from his or her dental malpractice.
Some common types of dental malpractice our attorneys see include:
- Failure to diagnose conditions like oral cancer or periodontal disease.
- Injuries to the nerves of the jaw, tongue, and lips.
- Infections resulting from lack of care or improper care.
- Defective bridges or crowns that cause harm to teeth or gums.
- Improper or needless extraction of teeth.
- Wrong prescriptions and/or dosages.
Anatomy of the Lingual nerve and Alveolar nerve – Injuries to these nerves are common in dental malpractice cases.
In each case, our lawyers conduct extensive investigations to better understand what exactly occurred. Our dental malpractice attorneys first review the medical records, chart notes, and the medical history of the client. After this initial review, our attorneys will consult with practicing dentists in the community. Our local dentists will pinpoint the act or acts of dental malpractice. Sometimes, however, the local dentist is not willing to testify at trial against their colleagues. As a result, our dental malpractice lawyers are sometimes forced to use experts from out of town and occasionally out of state depending on the professional network of the dentist.
Please do not hesitate to call one of our Oregon dental malpractice attorneys at 877-928-9147 if you have any questions. Our lawyers are more than happy to answer any questions you have or consult with you on a potential dental malpractice claim.
Call 877-928-9147 or contact us for more information.