Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice?

Dentists are just like any other healthcare provider and that means they owe a duty of care to their patients. If a dentist breaches this duty and a patient is injured as a result, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be an option. In order to file a successful medical malpractice claim against a dentist, you must prove the following:

  • The dentist owed you a duty of care because you were their patient
  • The dentist breached this duty of care by acting recklessly or negligently when performing a procedure
  • The breach of duty resulted in damages
  • The damages can be measured in a concrete manner

If this can all be proven, you may be able to recover damages for the financial costs associated with correcting their mistakes, the physical toll from nerve damage or broken teeth, and the emotional costs from pain and suffering or the loss of joy from living with a disfigurement.

So what are some examples of dental medical malpractice? Below are a few of the more common treatment errors a dentist might make:

  • Failing to treat a complication after surgery, resulting in an infection
  • Leaving a foreign object in the patient during a procedure
  • Removing the wrong and healthy tooth or teeth
  • Leaving damaged teeth
  • Misdiagnosing a condition like an infected tooth

If you were the victim of bad dental work and were injured as a result, please contact our Denver medical malpractice lawyers at Gerash Steiner, P.C. One of our personal injury lawyers, Eric Steiner M.D., has over 20 years working in the medical field as a physician. He understands the medical world rigorously and can provide insider knowledge to your medical malpractice case. You can set up an initial, no-obligation case evaluation to learn more about how our team can approach your case.

Call (303) 732-5048 or contact us online to speak to a representative.

Categories: Medical Malpractice