The definition of dental malpractice varies from state to state, but generally speaking, it involves an injury resulting from negligent or sub-standard dental work. Specifically, this may include failure to diagnose or treat unhealthy oral conditions, a delayed diagnosis or treatment of oral diseases, or the intentional misconduct on the part of the dental professional. If you or a loved one has been the victim of dental malpractice in New York, please contact the experienced malpractice attorneys at Silberstein Awad & Miklos, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau or Suffolk. If you or a loved one has sustained serious dental injuries, it is imperative that you seek a knowledgeable New York City dental malpractice lawyer.
Dental Malpractice Claims
Over the past five years, the number of dental malpractice cases in New York City have risen dramatically. In order to make a case for dental malpractice, the dental care provider must have committed an act that no other reasonable, prudent oral healthcare provider would have performed, resulting in serious injury. A dentist must also obtain your informed consent before administering any treatment.
Dental malpractice can take many forms, including dentists failing to treat oral cancers and cysts, misusing analgesics, anesthetics, antibiotics and sedatives, and more. Some of the most common dental malpractice cases that warrant the services of a New York City dental malpractice lawyer involve the following:
- Facial paralysis
- Prescription drug errors
- Dental-related surgical errors
- Root canal errors
- Chronic pain
- Lifelong impairments
- Various infections
- Injury to the tongue, jaw, chin, and lips
- Numbness or loss of taste
- Wrongful death resulting from dental procedures or oral surgery