Dental Negligence



What is Dental Negligence or Dental Malpractice?

Dental negligence or dental malpractice is when a dental professional (dentist, dental nurse, dental hygienist etc.) deviates from the standard of care or fails to perform the expected duties of their profession, placing their patient at risk. If that negligence causes harm or injury, the person responsible can – and should – be held accountable.

Our Vancouver dental malpractice lawyers can help you seek the compensation owed to you, and connect you with the dental and medical professionals you need to get you back to good health.

Common Types of Dental Malpractice

Dental malpractice can happen during:

  • General check up / examination
  • Cleaning
  • Orthodontic procedures
  • Cosmetic dentistry (e.g. teeth whitening, teeth straightening)
  • Root canal, wisdom tooth or other tooth extraction
  • Implants and reconstruction

Common symptoms or injuries caused by dental negligence include:

  • Damage to the mouth, gums, tongue
  • Infection, tooth decay, gum disease
  • Procedures on the wrong tooth
  • Broken or chipped teeth
  • Loss of teeth
  • Facial nerve pain
  • Lingual nerve injury
  • Inferior alveolar nerve damage

Dental malpractice also includes incorrect, delayed or missed diagnosis, ignoring warning signs (such as for oral cancers or diseases), failing to refer patients to specialists, abuse, prescribing incorrect treatment or medication, and problems with anesthesia.

If You Were Injured as a Result of Dental Malpractice

Sometimes dental malpractice results in a serious or catastrophic outcome impacting a patients ability to work or care for themselves.  If that has happened to you or your loved one contact our Vancouver dental negligence lawyers who understand the ins and outs of dental negligence law.

A standard personal injury lawyer with little experience in dental malpractice may not know the right questions to ask or evidence to seek to form a robust case. In order to build a strong case, it must be proven that the dentist breached the standard of care, and that your injury would not have occurred if another dentist had acted the same way under similar circumstances.

Contact us as soon as possible to ensure we can start gathering crucial evidence, and that legal time limitations related to your case have not passed. Keep all correspondence and do not agree on any settlements until you have spoken to a dental malpractice attorney or lawyer first.

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