No one should have to experience the pain of lingering injuries from botched dental procedures. In a previous blog, we explained that one valid avenue for receiving compensation for dental injuries is filing a dental malpractice lawsuit. After all, dental professionals should be held accountable for the quality of their treatment.
However, if your dentist hurt you during your treatment, it does not automatically mean you will win your dental malpractice case. Dental malpractice only applies to treatment that is negligent or sub-standard. If your dentist follows all the right procedures, they may not be held responsible for dental negligence.
To prove dental malpractice in a court of law, you must prove that your dentist violated the accepted standard of care in the dental community. This means that your dentist did not do what the average well-trained dental professional would have done in the same situation. This may require the testimony of dental experts during your case.
Other things you need to prove in a dental malpractice case include causation, or showing that your dentist’s violation of the standard of care directly resulted in your injuries. You’ll need a good dental malpractice attorney to explain the details of your case to you if you decide to sue.
If you’re looking for good dental malpractice information, contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Law Firm. His years of experience, track record of wins, and education from USC Dental School make him one of the foremost dental law experts in Southern California. You can visit the Levy Law Firm’s website at DentalMal.com or contact them by phone at 562-270-7810 for a free assessment of your case.