Dentists Can Be Held Liable For Malpractice Too

Every medical or surgical procedure presents its own risks and physicians and surgeons are not necessarily liable for every unfavorable or even tragic patient outcome. However, every patient is entitled to assume that the medical professional will provide treatment that is consistent with the standard of care typical of doctors, nurses and other similar health care providers.

This fundamental patient's right applies just as much to dentists and oral surgeons as it does to medical doctors. If an error in treatment by your dentist, maxillofacial surgeon or even a dental hygienist has caused severe or disabling health problems for you or someone in your family, Akers Law Offices can help.

Our Lawyer Has Helped Many Clients Achieve A Successful Outcome

At Akers Law Offices, our lawyer will pursue your claims for malpractice damages against dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists and other dental practitioners for severe consequences of careless treatment or professional negligence.

Among the injuries our clients have suffered due to errors in dental care are the following:

  • Permanent nerve damage
  • Brain damage due to anesthesia malpractice
  • Failure to spot the signs of oral cancer in time for effective treatment
  • Errors involving crowns and bridgework
  • Osteoradionecrosis requiring jaw replacement surgery
  • Failure to prevent or treat serious infections
  • Cosmetic oral surgery errors resulting in severe pain or injury

In addition to claims involving severe or permanent injuries, we also handle cases for wrongful death damages on behalf of dental patients who died as a result of negligent treatment, most often as a result of improper anesthesia techniques.

Sometimes we find that the problem was not necessarily the result of negligence or a departure from a recognized standard of care but instead reflected the dentist or physician's failure to obtain the patient's informed consent to perform a particular procedure.

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To learn more about the scope of our services in dental and oral surgery negligence cases, contact us to schedule a free consultation with our attorney. You can reach us by phone at 304-932-4571 or toll free at 888-689-4893. If you prefer to send us an email, please complete our online form.