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Examples of Dental Malpractice

Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

Most people dread going to the dentist. Regardless of the reason they go to the dentist, the impression, from childhood is that the visit to the dentist will result in pain. Unfortunately for some that is the unfortunate reality. Nearly seven of every ten medical malpractice cases are dental. That is a scary statistics that should at the very least make sure we are aware of what constitutes malpractice.

 Patient POV of dentist and dental assistant during dental treatmDental malpractice can take many forms. There is the dentist himself. His negligence or inaction can result in injury. Everything from root canal issues, improver use of anesthetic etc can be grounds for malpractice. His negligence does not even have to leave you with a serious injury. If he recommends a medical procedure without informing you of the alternatives, then that too is grounds for malpractice. You could be agreeing to a treatment not knowing that an alternative that is less costly or less painful exists.

Even the products the dentists use can be grounds for dental product liability claims. In that case however the manufacturer or distributor of that product is liable. Such claims often are either defect in design and manufacture or of the marketing of the product itself. Distributors are liable when the marketing for the product fails to warn consumers of side effects or any potential issues from use of the product.

Consult a California dental malpractice lawyer if you suspect that you might be a victim of a similar scenario and potentially have a dental malpractice case. Call Dane Levy and get the representation you need right now.