What is a Dental Malpractice Claim?

May 11, 2023

A dental malpractice claim is a type of lawsuit that seeks to hold a dentist or dental professional responsible for injuries or damages resulting from negligent or substandard dental care. Dental malpractice claims typically arise when a dentist or dental professional fails to provide care that meets the standard of care expected of a reasonably competent dentist in the same circumstances.


Examples of Dental Malpractice


Some examples of dental malpractice may include:

  1. Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a dental condition
  2. Performing unnecessary or improper dental procedures
  3. Causing nerve damage during a dental procedure
  4. Administering improper anesthesia
  5. Failure to properly sterilize dental equipment
  6. Performing a dental procedure without informed consent
  7. Failing to properly manage a patient’s dental care

In order to file a dental malpractice claim, the plaintiff must typically show that the dentist or dental professional had a duty of care to provide competent dental treatment, that they breached this duty of care, and that the breach caused injury or damages to the plaintiff. Damages in a dental malpractice claim may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related losses.

If you believe that you have been the victim of dental malpractice, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney who specializes in dental malpractice claims to understand your legal rights and options. An attorney can help you investigate your claim, assess your damages, and work to negotiate a fair settlement or pursue legal action if necessary.


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