Los Angeles Dental Malpractice Attorneys
No one enjoys going to the dentist. And most of the time, going to the dentist is relatively benign. But when a dentist makes an error and commits dental malpractice, the results can be tragic, not only from a cosmetic perspective, but from a functional one as well. We use our mouths to eat, so when our teeth don’t function correctly, we can have an aversion to food and not eat, which can lead to a whole host of medical issues.
Dental Error Injuries
Most commonly, dental malpractice occurs when a patient goes in for a dental procedure and something happens that is not at all expected and causes severe injuries, including nerve damage, loss of teeth, or cosmetic dentistry errors.
Especially in cosmetic dentistry offices, where dentists are paid significant amounts of money without having to bill insurance companies, the performance of unnecessary procedures is possible. Sometimes, a dentist will over-grind a patient’s teeth in connection with making veneers or will injure a nerve in the patient’s mouth, causing excruciating pain.
Other times, dentists perform treatment that is beyond their scope of training and ability, leading to consequences for the patient. It’s important to carefully select a dentist for the type of work you need to have done to help eliminate a risk of errors, but even when you are careful, there is a chance you may become a victim of dental malpractice.
Contact a Dental Malpractice Attorney
You may be a good candidate for a case if you’ve been injured by dental malpractice and have experienced any of the following:
- Nerve damage or broken teeth
- Medical bills for the incorrect treatment provided by the dentist
- Future dental or surgical care to repair damage caused by the prior dentist
- Loss of earnings or loss of earning capacity
Dental malpractice claims can be complex, so you need an experienced, knowledgeable attorney who can help evaluate your case. Dr. Kramer is not only a licensed lawyer in California, but he is also a licensed medical doctor, so he can evaluate medical injuries caused by a dental malpractice in a way that few lawyers can.
If you recently visited a dentist and you believe that your dentist did something that no reasonable dentist should have done, or if you have otherwise been seriously injured by a dentist, give The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. a call at 310-289-2600 so we can help you get the maximum compensation for your injuries.