The mouth has more effect on our overall wellbeing than any other body part. Even a seemingly insignificant injury to the mouth can be devastating and a dental error can have significant implications for your physical and mental health.
As a child, negligent care may result in a lifetime of dental and health problems. As an adult, you may be required to get dental implants, dental bridges, dentures, or experience jaw deterioration and a change in your facial structure and appearance.
Dental mistakes that result in infection can be debilitating and have the potential to be life-changing for the victim. Filing a malpractice claim can be intimidating. That is why the medical malpractice lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. approach these cases with compassion and provide much-needed comfort and legal guidance.
When a dentist or other dental professional performs a dental procedure in a manner that does not meet the industry standard of care, it can be considered medical malpractice.
To sue a dentist for medical malpractice, you must prove that you suffered an injury or your condition worsened as the result of substandard care. The failure to meet accepted standards of care can include several factors such as:
Tooth extractions account for a significant portion of dental malpractice claims. Several things can go wrong during the procedure, including severed nerves, infections, broken facial bones, and perforations of the sinus membrane.
In some cases, dental malpractice may also include unnecessary dental work.
If your dentist or dental health care professional in Canton is found guilty of dental, medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for physical and financial harm and the impact of your injury on your future wellbeing.
You may also be entitled to non-economic damages for pain and suffering due to emotional trauma or a lack of enjoyment of life.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to a dental professional’s mistakes, consult our law firm at 866-MICH-LAW for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Our team of seasoned medical malpractice attorneys is knowledgeable in Michigan malpractice law and personal injury law and has a winning history of settlements in malpractice cases. Our legal team will fight for justice and compensation from negotiating with the insurance company to civil litigation in court.
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Oakland County, Michigan
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Wayne County, Michigan
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Tuscola County, Michigan
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Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
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Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
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Bay City, Michigan
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