Any type of medical professional can commit medical malpractice, including dentists, dental hygienists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists. When dental care providers provide improper treatment or fail to detect serious dental problems such as oral cancer or periodontal disease, patients may be able to receive compensation for injuries through a dental malpractice claim. If you or someone you love has suffered injuries or you have lost a loved one due to dental malpractice in Fort Collins or anywhere in the State of Colorado, a Colorado dental malpractice attorney can help you recover damages for your losses.
Dental malpractice is a form of medical malpractice that generally involves injuries to the mouth or jaw, although some injuries, including anesthesia or medication errors, can affect other areas of the body. Dental malpractice is negligent or willful actions of dentist or other dental care providers that causes harm to a patient. This includes negligent actions as well as failure to provide necessary treatment. Like medical malpractice, dental malpractice can cause great harm to patients, even wrongful death.
Injuries caused by dental malpractice can be painful and require surgery or other medical treatment to correct. Pain, loss of sensation, and infection are common results of dental malpractice. In some cases, dental malpractice causes permanent injury or death.
Some common Colorado dental malpractice cases are:
Failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and delayed diagnosis of serious dental conditions
Dental anesthesia injuries
Removal of the wrong tooth
Nerve damage to the mouth and jaw
Defective dental implants, prostheses, and other dental medical devices
If believe you have suffered from dental malpractice at the hands of your dentist, oral surgeon, dental technician, or other dental care professional, it is critical to contact an experienced Colorado dental malpractice attorney for advice. Dental malpractice claims must be filed within a specific period, because Colorado law limits the time in which you have to file a dental malpractice or medical malpractice claim. Dental malpractice can be difficult to prove, since you must show that your dental care provider failed to provide reasonable dental care, thereby causing injury to you.
The Fowler Law Firm is experienced in handling Colorado dental malpractice cases. Once hired, we will do a thorough investigation, including an examination of your dental records, in order to start building a strong dental malpractice case. Contact our Fort Collins, Colorado law offices at (970) 232-3322 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment to discuss your dental malpractice case.