Dallas Dental Malpractice Attorney

Going to the dentist may not be on the top of anyone’s list of favorite activities, but oral and dental care is vitally important for our health. However, there are times when dental medical experts make mistakes. When this happens, patients can sustain severe injuries. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, our team is here to help when you need a Dallas medical malpractice attorney. We will investigate the case and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to.

How do dental errors occur in the Dallas area?

In order for a dental malpractice case in Dallas to be successful, the patient will need to prove that they sustained an injury that was caused by substandard care on the part of the dentist. Dental errors can occur in a variety of ways, and the attorneys at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC regularly investigate cases involving the following:

  • Incorrectly administered anesthesia: Anesthesia is regularly used for dental procedures because it allows the patient to be operated on without feeling any pain. Unfortunately, anesthesia can be incredibly dangerous if it is not administered properly to the patient. A dentist must remain attentive during any procedure and be prepared to handle any adverse patient reactions.
  • Pulling teeth incorrectly: Tooth extraction may be a common procedure, but this is also a permanent condition the patient is undergoing. If a tooth is removed incorrectly, or if the dentist pulls the wrong tooth, this will be a permanent injury for the patient. These errors are often made due to a misinterpretation of an X-ray or a simple mistake made by the dentist.
  • Misdiagnosis: Dental professionals also make diagnoses on a regular basis. However, a misdiagnosis can occur if a dentist incorrectly identifies or fails to identify a patient’s condition that requires immediate medical care. Additionally, a misdiagnosis of a non-emergent condition could result in an unnecessary procedure being performed.
  • Failure to recommend additional treatment: Dentists are medical professionals, and they are often the first medical professional to recognize that a patient is suffering from a serious medical condition. If a dentist recognizes a serious patient medical condition but fails to refer the patient to another adequately trained medical professional, this could be considered malpractice.

Contact our attorneys for a free consultation

If you or somebody you love has been injured due to a mistake made by a dental professional, contact an attorney as soon as possible. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we pledge to investigate what happened in your case so we can secure the compensation you need. This can include:

  • Any medical bills related to the dental mistake
  • Reconstructive surgery costs
  • Compensation for dental implants (if necessary)
  • Coverage of lost income if you cannot work while recovering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Pain and suffering damages

When you need a Dallas dental malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.

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