Dental malpractice is more common than you might think, and it comes in many forms. Whether it’s a failure to diagnose or an error during surgery, it’s best to immediately seek legal advice once you become aware that malpractice has occurred. The statute of limitations is only two years in Michigan to file a claim, so contact an experienced law firm like Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., near Lansing to get your paperwork started.
A dental professional must provide a standard of care when performing dental work on a patient. If they don’t meet this level of care and pain and suffering occurs, the patient can seek compensation. This compensation can help cover lost wages if you cannot work or miss work due to further procedures required to rectify the issue. Dental malpractice encompasses all dental work, including root canals, dental implants, and orthodontics.
Liability can rest with the dental professional, orthodontist, oral surgeon, dental assistant, or another dental specialist in a malpractice case. Typically if the incident occurs due to a dental assistant not being appropriately supervised, the responsible dentist would be at fault.
Oral checkups are an essential part of your health care, and in some cases, malpractice claims are filed due to a failure to diagnose an infection or disease. If you are suffering because a dentist overlooked a health problem during your regular checkups, resulting in complications, seek the help of a dental malpractice lawyer immediately.
Even though the statute of limitations is two years from the time of the incident in Michigan, if there is a delayed discovery of the malpractice, you have six months from the time of discovery to file.
It’s unnecessary to win the case in this period, only to go through filing the claim, which will require evidence and legal documents prepared by your personal injury lawyer.
Many of these cases are settled outside the courtroom, and your lawyer will work to negotiate compensation on your behalf.
When you decide to pursue a malpractice claim in Michigan, hire a medical malpractice lawyer from Cochran, Kroll & Associates P.C. We work to get the best outcome for you, not the insurance company.
Our senior partner Eileen Kroll is also a registered nurse with decades of medical knowledge to help build your case. Give us a call at 866-MICH-LAW to schedule your initial free consultation today.
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