Have you Been Injured Due to a Defective Root Canals

Dental Malpractice

Root canal dental malpractice can result in serious pain and suffering.  Substandard root canals can cause serious injury.  If treatment related to a root canal causes you pain or loss of one or more teeth, contact a medical malpractice attorney to assist you in obtaining the compensation you are entitled to.

Types of errors that can occur during your root canal include:

  • Breaking a sharp instrument in your tooth
  • Leaving a broken instrument embedded or protruding through a tooth
  • Perforating our tooth structure or the surrounding soft tissue
  • Breaking the surrounding bone
  • Causing an infection
  • Failing to clean the site of the root canal
  • Forcing root canal material outside the tooth or tissue
  • Leaving material that is bacteria-ridden in your tooth or protruding into adjoining tissue
  • Injuring bone or soft tissue by overextending instruments outside your tooth
  • Failing to fill a canal
  • Overfilling the canal
  • Breaking your tooth

Root canal dental malpractice can cause:

  • Bone loss
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tooth loss
  • Severe pain and medical problems
  • Irritated nerves
  • Infection to soft tissue or bone
  • Destruction of soft tissues
  • Severe swelling or inflammation
  • Nerve injury
  • Lifelong injury

Adverse outcomes at the dentist can be a basis for a medical malpractice case.  It is up to your attorney to establish that dental negligence was the cause of your injury or complication.  The types of damages you may be able to recover include:

  • Medical expenses – patients may be able to obtain damages for the cost of their medical care and treatment that is related to the injuries they have sustained due to medical negligence.
  • Lost wages – if the patient is unable to return to work, they may be entitled to receive compensation for the wages they should have received.
  • Loss of earning capacity – if the patient can prove that the harm caused by the dentist’s negligence affected their ability to earn future wages, they may be entitled to compensation for that loss.
  • Pain and suffering – injured patients may be able to recover for the actual physical pain they are suffering as well as the emotional distress that resulted from the negligence.

What do you think of root canal dental malpractice?  I would love to hear from you!  Leave a comment or I also welcome your phone call on my toll-free cell at 1-866-889-6882 or you can drop me an e-mail at jfisher@fishermalpracticelaw.com.  You are always welcome to request my FREE book, The Seven Deadly Mistakes of Malpractice Victims, at the home page of my website at www.protectingpatientrights.com.