Have you found yourself in a situation where you had dental work done, but the dentist botched the job? Certainly, this is an awful situation to be in. If you were already having dental problems, nothing makes it worse than paying to get it fixed only for the problem the become worse.
Maybe this situation has left you asking: can you sue a dentist over this kind of faulty work? Today we’re going to look into your options to respond to this situation.
Can You Sue a Dentist over Faulty Dental Work?
Generally speaking, in the case of botched dentistry, there is a good likelihood that the damage can be corrected. This is much unlike traditional medical malpractice, where it’s difficult or impossible to correct the damage done by the malpractice.
If your dental work was botched, but is capable of being fixed, it’s advised you simply request your dentist correct the work. Not only will this save you time and effort, it’ll likely also save you money on your legal bills. That’s because it’s unlikely you would win a suit if your dental work could be corrected.
In the event that the damage incurred by your dentist’s malpractice is difficult or impossible to reverse, or they won’t own up to their mistakes, you might have a case. In these situations, it’s best you seek legal counsel on the matter.
Namely, in the case of a scenario where your dentist was either negligent or misrepresented their ability to perform a dental surgery, you might have a case. Typically, if not surgical, these scenarios would involve your dentist not alerting you to the presence of potential dental issues.
In these cases, you should seek legal counsel from a lawyer who commonly takes on malpractice cases. Ideally, you’ll want the counsel of a law office that has taken on dental malpractice suits in the past, as they’re often quite different from traditional medical malpractice.