The world is imperfect, and so are the people who live in it. No matter how long a doctor attended medical school or how much money they spent to become a leading expert in their field, mistakes happen. Unfortunately, botched surgical work is a very real concern. Many have suffered from treatments that have gone wrong. This is sometimes due to a blind trust in the, “Doctor knows best” theory. As a society, patients believe medical professionals are all-knowing and can do no wrong.
When you think of medical malpractice, your immediate thoughts may be understaffed doctor’s offices or busy hospital emergency rooms. And you would be correct. But some of the most overlooked malpractice suits come from the field of dentistry. For many who have experienced injuries by the hand of their dentist, they feel stuck in a grey area. Often ending up in a state of shock and uncertainty. Not knowing how to go about assessing the damage and the need for legal action. Continue reading Could You Have A Lingual Nerve Damage Lawsuit?
“It’s all in your head.”
“You’re too young to be having those symptoms.”
“There isn’t anything else we can do for you.”
“It’s just stress.”
If you’ve heard those words (or similar) from your doctor, you’re probably frustrated and looking for answers. You may even be wondering, “Can I sue my doctor for not helping me?”
“You may be able to get compensation for pain and suffering.” Do those words sound familiar? You’ve probably heard these claims during those late-night commercials. Or have seen those words on a giant billboard driving down the highway.
And if you or a loved one have suffered a recent injury due to the negligence of medical practice, you might be wondering if the words “pain and suffering” are important.
The day was November 8th, 1895. And on this day, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a quiet and modest man, made a breakthrough discovery.
His discovery? The X-ray.
Dentists are medical professionals, like primary care doctors, anesthesiologists, and oncologists. And though their specialties are different, they all have a responsibility when treating their patients to uphold the standard of care. Dental malpractice can occur when the first rule of the Hippocratic Oath, “Do no harm,” is broken.
Dentists aren’t supposed to deviate from what the field considers acceptable. Doing so raises serious professional and ethical questions. It also puts patients at great risk of injury or death. This of course can lead to dental malpractice lawsuits.