Indianapolis Dental Malpractice Attorneys for Retained Broken Dental Instrument Lawsuits
All dental procedures carry some risk for the patients. But the failure of the dentist to identify that an instrument was broken during treatment and safely retrieve the broken piece of the instrument from the patient’s mouth is not a risk you think of.
Dental malpractice can occur when a dental professional fails to properly treat, fails to perform a timely or correct diagnosis, or causes injury to a patient as a result of their actions. Failing to identify that an instrument is broken and failing to safely retrieve the broken piece of the instrument can also be considered dental malpractice.
Since all dental procedures involve the use of instruments, this type of dental malpractice can occur regardless of the procedure being performed. Some of the most common dental procedures include scaling and cleaning, fillings, root canals, dental crowns or caps, tooth extractions and bridges or implants.
Broken Dental Instrument Interferes with Nerve Causing Extreme Facial Pain
In a case where a woman underwent a wisdom tooth extraction, one of the dental instruments broke off and impacted her lingual nerve. The broken dental tool remained in her gums for several months and ultimately caused trigeminal neuralgia, a severe and extreme, unrelenting facial pain. Case settled for significant amount.
Retained Broken Dental Instrument Malpractice Lawsuit
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of dental negligence, you may have an Indiana dental malpractice claim. Our experienced Indianapolis medical and dental malpractice attorneys are available to consult with you regarding your rights and options. We do not charge for your initial consultation and do not collect fees until you are compensated for your claim. Contact us now to discuss your claim. Cohen & Malad, LLP has earned a well-respected reputation as a tough litigation firm in the courtroom and during negotiations and can bring Power to Your Voice.