Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist fails to provide care to you that a reasonable dentist would provide for the type of condition being treated. Dental malpractice cases can be very costly to pursue. The harm caused must outweigh the financial and emotional costs invested to pursue a claim. Sometimes the best care does not produce the desired result. Failing to receive the desired care result does not mean that dental malpractice has occurred. The law focuses on the quality of care. When the care provided is substandard, the law then focuses on the consequence of that substandard care.
Another factor is that people often do not have dental insurance. When they obtain a quote for dental work, they will often reject Cadillac service that costs $10,000 and opt for a $1500 used pickup truck service. In such cases, the results may not be as expected. Still, it is important not to conclude that substandard care was provided.
Please consult with us if you are concerned that you may be a victim of dental malpractice. If we decide to accept your case, we will help you obtain your relevant records and facilitate an expert review of the situation. Contact one of our attorneys if you have questions about a possible dental malpractice issue.