BY: Matthew Turner | IN: Medical Malpractice
Many people fear going to the dentist — but there should be no actual threat of harm from sitting down in that chair. Unfortunately, dental malpractice is surprisingly frequent.
According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, between 2004 and 2014 there were 16,854 malpractice claims paid out on behalf of U.S. dentists and 13,455 reports of other serious treatment issues that did not lead to a malpractice claim.
Injuries related to dental care can lead to serious complications and cause significant pain and suffering, both short-term and, in some cases, for years after.
Some of the most common dental malpractice claims involve:
Going to the dentist is meant to be a routine and safe experience, but that’s not always the case. If you have been injured due to a dentist’s negligence, the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Medical Malpractice Litigation Group are ready to discuss your case.
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Matthew Turner is a shareholder with Sommers Schwartz, and focuses his practice on medical malpractice, legal malpractice, ERISA, and class action matters.