Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of www.Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California.
This is a question that people often have. It concerns what actually constitutes dental malpractice. Though this can be interpreted many ways and cover a long list of areas, dental malpractice occurs when the level of care the patient received did not meet the industry standards.
When you get into areas of defective dental products, of course, the idea is basically the same but dental product liability claims can be complex. For instance, was the issue with the product something caused by the way the dentist used it? Or was it a defective product to begin with?
For the answers to some of the complicated questions, you need to speak with a dental malpractice attorney with a lot of experience. From the beginning stages right up to the settlement or court trial, it’s important to get every detail correct in your case.
Your case may hinge on proving that the dental malpractice was caused by an inexperienced dentist or a defective product. You can receive compensation for your injuries within 3 years of the incident, but the sooner you speak with an attorney, the better.
Dental malpractice can cover all types of injuries from physical harm to mental or emotional distress. For instance, if your injury has caused numbness in your mouth or tongue so that you aren’t able to enjoy eating and other everyday things like this, it can be stressful. Especially if the injury continues on for months or years.
Have you been the victim of a dental malpractice incident? You may have potential dental product liability claims. The first step is sitting down with a dental malpractice attorney to discuss you claim.