About Dental Malpractice
Lakeland Dental Malpractice Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Dental Malpractice Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
Dental malpractice in Florida follows the same set of laws and regulations as medical malpractice. The Statute of Limitations allows 2 years from the date of the malpractice to file a claim. (However, there are limited exceptions that allow extending that time.)
A Dental Malpractice Lawyer must prove that your dentist didn’t act with the same degree of skill and care that another dentist would have used. Just as with a medical malpractice claim, a Dental Malpractice Lawyer would have to find an expert. (In this case, that would be another dentist, oral or maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist, etc.) Then the expert would have to agree that your dentist’s actions actually caused your long-term problems.
Dental Malpractice lawsuits often arise because of:
- Failure to Diagnose Oral Cancer or Periodontal Disease
- Delayed or Wrong Diagnoses of Oral Diseases
- Lack of Dental Employee Training
- Failure to Obtain the Patient’s Complete Medical History or to Review the Patient’s Prior Medical History or Conditions
- Improper Use of Dental Equipment or Tools
- Using Unsterile Dental Equipment
- Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
- Failure to Tell the Patient of Existing Dental Problems
- Anesthesia and Novocain Complications
- Failure to Inform the Patient of Risks Associated with Procedure
- Complications Installing Bridges and Crowns
- Unnecessary Tooth Extraction
- Extraction Complications
- Extracting the Wrong Tooth
- Perforating the Sinus Cavity
- Root Canal Injuries
- Post-Work Infections
- Prescription Errors
- Molesting a Sedated Patient
- Accidental Death
Dental Malpractice can cause:
- Loss of a Healthy Tooth
- Broken Teeth
- Fractured or Broken Jaw Bones
- Complications Exacerbated by a Different Health Problem
- Ill-Fitted Bridges, Crowns, and Dentures
- Delayed Cancer Treatment
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders
- Nerve Injuries
- Sinus Injuries
- Chronic Pain
- Permanent Numbness to the Jaw, Tongue, Chin, or Lips
- Permanent Speech Impediment
- Facial Paralysis
- Loss of Taste
- Structural Injuries to the Jaw, Tongue, Chin, or Lips
- Need for Additional Dental Treatment
- Need for Additional Medical Surgery
- Structural Changes to Appearance
- Mental Duress
- Injuries Associated with Rape or Molestation
- Other Injuries
Dean Burnetti Law Can Help...
If you were injured or if a loved one was killed in a dental malpractice incident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Dental Malpractice Injuries, including anesthesia complications, root canal injuries, failure to diagnose oral cancer or disease, bone injuries, nerve damage, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
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