Blog submitted by Dane Levy Attorney of www.Dentalmal.com, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California
Dental negligence claims have increased over the years due to the increase in the number of general orthodontic procedures and cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Under the law, dentist have to conduct dental procedures under high standards and not doing so can result in injuries and disfigurement. However, dental malpractice cases are not straightforward and therefore to file a claim it is best to speak to a reputed personal injury solicitor, who will advise you on the best way to approach your situation.
The main types of dental negligence include clinical negligence and dental malpractice. Clinical negligence is broad and covers instances where the dentist or the clinic fails to provide the correct treatment that is required. Most often this occurs when the patient has been misdiagnosed or not examined correctly.
Dental malpractice, on the other hand, is related to negligence and related to treatments that are incorrectly carried out that result in botched jobs that cause the patient pain, injury, and disfigurement.
Although a patient is dissatisfied with their dental treatment, it does not mean that the injured has a civil case. The injury must be provable and indicate that the dentist failed in his/her obligation to provide the required duty of care. All dental malpractice Los Angeles lawyers will start discussions by asking the patient to bring with them evidence of the claim. All cases will also have to be within two years of the date of knowledge of the incident.