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Dental Malpractice

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Malpractice Lawyers In Las Vegas, NV

Because dental treatment is more common and not as high-stakes as other forms of medical treatment, people tend not to view dental procedures as serious health risks. However, dental malpractice is possible, and injuries suffered due to a dentist’s negligent actions can be devastating for patients. As with any other medical professional, dentists hold a legal duty of care to their patients. When a dental professional fails to comply with their legal duty of care when performing a procedure or administering treatment, they are acting professionally negligent and could be held liable for damages suffered by patients.

If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a dental professional’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact our Las Vegas law firm, Pursiano Barry Bruce Demetriades Simon LLP, today to request a free case consultation with a dependable dental malpractice lawyer!

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Common Types Of Dental Malpractice

From anesthetic complications to botched tooth extractions, there are many circumstances in which dental malpractice can occur. Injuries suffered due to dental malpractice can include tooth trauma, infections, jaw fractures, and nerve or tissue damage. Some of the most common causes of dental malpractice injuries include the following.

  • Failure To Diagnose A Dental Condition/Disease
  • Improper Sterilization Of Dental Tools
  • Reckless Use Of Dental Equipment
  • Failure To Refer A Patient To A Specialist
  • Failure To Appropriately Extract A Tooth
  • Failure To Properly Place, Treat, Or Follow-Up On Dental Implants
  • Treating The Wrong Tooth
  • Performing Unnecessary Procedures

Proving Dental Malpractice

If you suffered an injury during a dental procedure due to a dental professional’s negligence, you might have a viable dental malpractice claim. However, as with any other medical malpractice claim, you must prove malpractice occurred before you can pursue compensation. Specifically, claimants must prove the following.

  • The Existence Of A Dentist-Patient Relationship
  • The Dentist Owed You A Duty Of Care
  • The Dentist Breached That Duty Of Care
  • That Breach In Duty Of Care Resulted In An Injury

Possible Compensation For Dental Malpractice Claims

Dental malpractice injuries can be costly. Fortunately, with the help of our experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice attorneys, victims of dental malpractice can pursue financial compensation for their incurred damages. A few of the most common compensable damages claimants may achieve in dental malpractice claims include the following.

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Punitive Damages
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How Our Malpractice Lawyers Can Help

Per Nevada law, medical and dental malpractice victims are required to bring their claims within three years of either the day injury occurred or one year of discovering the injury. The legal team with our Nevada law firm has a wealth of experience with Nevada medical law and can help victims of dental malpractice file their claims quickly and pursue compensation for their suffering. In addition, we help clients sort through the evidence, determine which parties should be held accountable, and provide crucial legal guidance during settlement negotiations. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with an experienced Las Vegas medical malpractice attorney!

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