All patients deserve capable, qualified service from their dentists. If a dentist injuries their patient by being negligent or ignorant, they are liable for dental malpractice. The patient may be compensated for their damages, but their injuries may still be painful and permanent.
This is usually the case for dental implant nerve injuries. Dental implants are designed to penetrate deep into the gums and bone, and if these fixtures sever a nerve, it is often damaged beyond repair. According to a study from King’s College London, this often results in continual pain and numbness that makes it difficult to speak, eat, and drink.
To avoid this unfortunate form of dental malpractice, dentists need to do preoperative planning to make the treatment as safe as possible. If a dentist has the right scans and data, they’ll know which parts of their patient’s mouth to avoid to prevent nerve injuries. Furthermore, dentists need to make sure their patients know the risk of dental implant procedures and have given their consent for the treatment. It is also a form of dental malpractice to give a patient a treatment when they have no knowledge of the risks or what the procedure entails.
Did your dentist fail to inform you of the risks of dental implant treatments? Did they fail to ensure your safety by carefully preparing for the procedure? You may be entitled to compensation if you win a dental malpractice court case.
Attorney Dane Levy has a long track record of success in high-profile dental malpractice cases. He’ll use his years of experience and his education from USC Dental School to make sure you get compensated for all your damages. Contact the Levy Law Firm today if you’re looking for a dental malpractice attorney in California.