Charleston Dental Malpractice Attorneys
Extensive Experience Handling Dental Malpractice Claims
The United States has rigorous standards when it comes to dentistry. It takes between six and eight years to become a dentist, and some specializations require even more training and education. Knowing that dentists are highly trained to perform the procedures we need gives us confidence they will do a good job. However, sometimes dentists make mistakes and cause severe injuries to their patients.
At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, our Charleston dental malpractice attorneys help our clients hold dentists accountable for negligent treatment. If you have suffered an injury during a dental procedure, you could be entitled to significant compensation. We invite you to join us for a free case evaluation so that we can help you determine if you have grounds to file a claim and how much it could be worth.
What is Considered Dental Malpractice?
Like medical doctors and nurses, dentists have a duty to provide a particular standard of care to their patients. When a dentist fails to meet this standard of care, and it results in injury to a patient, the dentist can be held liable for the patient’s damages.
Dental malpractice can refer to medical malpractice for an injury resulting from negligent dental work, failure to diagnose or treat a hazardous condition, delayed diagnosis or treatment of oral disease, or any intentional misconduct on the part of the dentist. Depending on the severity of the error, it can result in several serious injuries, such as tooth damage, infections, sinus perforations, air embolisms, brain abscesses, osteomyelitis, and even death.
Any of the following may be considered dental malpractice:
- Failure to diagnose oral cancer
- Complications from dental anesthesia
- Adverse drug reactions
- Infections requiring hospitalization
- Negligent drilling into the sinus cavity
- Improper treatment of periodontal infections
- Failure to prescribe sufficient antibiotics
- Use of defective medical devices
- Nerve damage caused by improper tooth extraction
Compensation Available to Victims of Dental Malpractice
When filing a dental malpractice claim, you will need to accurately calculate and prove the actual value of the damages you have suffered. Many victims underestimate the value of their claim and settle for an amount that is insufficient to cover the cost of all their losses. At Kahn Law Firm, LLP, we have nearly a century of collective experience helping our clients determine how much compensation they are owed.
You may be entitled to recover compensation for several economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost income or wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Wrongful death of a family member
Get a Strong Legal Representative on Your Side
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to dental treatment, contact Kahn Law Firm, LLP for help getting the compensation you are owed. Even in cases where the dentist’s negligence is apparent, the insurance company will likely challenge your claim. Our Charleston dental malpractice lawyers are here to call them out when they undervalue your losses and negotiate for the full settlement that you deserve.
We are here to help you take action against a negligent dentist. Call (845) 203-9990 to get started with your claim.