Dental Malpractice Attorneys
Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff and all Arizona cities and communities
Dental malpractice has just as much potential to render a patient with injury, suffering, and even death as any other form of medical malpractice. Whenever a dentist administers negligent dental care to a patient, he or she has committed dental malpractice. It is important for patients to realize that this form of medical malpractice does exist, since many times people will simply assume that all dental work is painful and all dentists are fully aware of what they are doing.
If you have suffered an illness or injury as a result of dental malpractice, you deserve to file suit against the negligent practitioner. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff dental malpractice attorneys of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, PC are dedicated to helping people like you with their justified legal pursuits. Please call our offices today to speak with one of our lawyers.
How common is dental malpractice?
Most people are not aware of just how common dental malpractice is in the United States. Over 34,000 lawsuits were filed against dentists between the years 1990 and 2004. Between 1990 and 2003, approximately 13.5% of all dentists in the US had a malpractice report filed against them by at least one patient. Finally, in 2002, about 12.1% of all medical malpractice payment records applied to dentists.
Clearly, dental malpractice is not an uncommon form of medical mistreatment. If you have suffered from dental care negligence, you deserve to take a legal stance against the dental worker at fault. The Tucson, Phoenix, and Flagstaff medical malpractice attorneys of Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally PC can help you in your pursuit for damages.
What are the consequences of dental malpractice?
Dental malpractice can result in serious pain and injury for the patient. Examples of malpractice include the following:
- Nerve damage (affecting the patient’s sense of taste and feeling in the tongue)
- Complications from negligent crown, bridge, and filling fittings
- Failure to review the patient’s medical history before performing dental work
- Failure to detect cancer or other diseases
- Extraction of the wrong teeth, or unnecessary tooth removal
All of the above complications resulting from dental malpractice may have very serious and even life-threatening consequences.