At the Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler, our qualified Baltimore medical malpractice lawyers, are skilled in the areas of dental malpractice and dental negligence laws. We use our extensive legal knowledge to effectively represent our clients who have been the victims of medical and dental malpractice throughout Maryland. If you have suffered serious injuries as the result of a dentist’s negligence, please call us to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers.
Dental care is very important to many people in the United States, therefore dental professionals and oral surgeons are well respected for the important work that they do. As with other types of medical malpractice, dental malpractice takes place at an alarming rate. When a dental patient suffers from serious physical injury or death due to neglect or substandard care by their dentist, he or she has been the victim of dental malpractice. Dental malpractice injuries may leave the victim with a variety of short or long-term disabilities and health problems.
What Injuries are Caused by Dental Negligence?
Listed below are some examples of serious injuries that may be very painful or result in long term medical conditions:
- Anesthesia error injuries
- Facial deformities
- Failed dental surgery
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of oral cancer
- Nerve damage to the jaw, lips, or tongue
- Permanent numbness to the treated area
- Procedures performed by unlicensed persons
- Radiation-related injuries
- Root canal injuries
- Unnecessary dental treatment injuries
- Unnecessary removal of teeth
Protecting Your Rights with the Help a Baltimore Dental Malpractice Attorney
Before dentists and oral surgeons can perform certain procedures they must obtain informed consent from the patient who will be undergoing the dental procedure. In fact, it is against the law for a dentist to perform certain dental work without giving the patient documents to review and sign before hand. These important documents inform the patient about the dental procedure that they will be having, as well as any risks that are involved. Contact the Law Offices of Steven H. Heisler today to discuss your injury case.