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Financial Recovery After A Dental Injury


Going to the dentist is an important part of a person maintaining their oral health, and most visits lead to a fresher mouth, one free of decay and disease. But there are times when a dental procedure does not go as planned and the patient sustains injuries due to mistakes.

Errors at the dentist office can result in medical malpractice claims. As a patient, you have a right to a standard level of care, and if that was not in place, an insurance settlement or legal action could be pursued following a dental injury. Bring the facts of your case to the attention of a Delray Beach personal injury attorney.

Understanding Standard Level of Care

Often a strong position for recovery during a medical malpractice is proving a standard level of care was not met. Essentially, this means the quality of care the patient would have generally been able to access from another in the community who provides similar services. So after a dental injury, it would need to be proven that other dental professionals who have the same educational qualifications and provide services in the same region would have treated you differently.

Compensation could be in reach if any of the following were experienced because a dental professional did not follow a standard level of care:

  • Improper tooth extraction
  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Anesthesia not administered correctly
  • Failed to get patient’s consent for procedure
  • Nerve damage
  • Crowns placed improperly
  • Blood poisoning due to an untreated infection

What happens after the harm will depend on the situation. Treatment plans vary and will align with the facts of how the injury was sustained and the severity of the harm.

Oral Health and Overall Wellness

It is well known that prioritizing your oral health can boost your overall health. After all, when a person suffers from gum disease, it is possible they will also experience diabetes, heart disease, or other health issues. Going to the dentist should be part of staying healthy, and if you sustain an injury, you should be able to financially recover from the event if another was negligent.

Talking to a Delray Beach personal injury attorney can shield you and your family from financial stress following a dental procedure. Many American families do not carry dental insurance, and if additional care is required to heal from a dental injury, that care may come at a high monetary cost. Settlements can pay for these costs.

Is the harm to your mouth directly related to dentist negligence? A personal injury lawyer who is familiar with Florida medical malpractice laws can help. To learn what is possible for you and your family, speak to the attorneys at Earnhart Law in Delray Beach. Because our experienced legal team has been fighting for the rights of individuals for over 30 years, we know how to strengthen your claim, if needed, and achieve the settlement amount you need to financially recover from your dental injury. Schedule your fee-free consultation today, call our office at 561-265-2220 or contact us online.

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