Dental malpractice follows the same set of laws and regulations as medical malpractice or medical negligence in the State of Florida. The Statute of Limitations allows 2 years from the date of the malpractice to file a claim (although there are limited exceptions that make it possible to extend the time).
Just as with a medical malpractice claim, an attorney would have to find an expert (in this case, another dentist, oral or maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist, etc.) who would testify that the dentist or dental specialist you used actually did something wrong or negligent that caused your long-term problems.
It would have to be proven that the dentist you used did not act with the same degree of skill and care that another dentist or dental specialist would have used.
If you or a family member was injured (or of your loved one died) due to a dental malpractice injury, you can’t go up against the dental clinic or dentist alone, but an experienced attorney can.
Contact Dean Burnetti Law to get the help you need today.