Yes, dentists can be sued for malpractice if their conduct results in harm to you. However, dental malpractice lawsuits are considered as a type of medical malpractice lawsuit. Medical malpractice lawsuits can be difficult to pursue in Texas. If you have been harmed by the wrongful actions of a dentist, you should speak with an attorney to explore all of your legal rights.
In order to sue a dentist for medical malpractice, you must be able to prove that you suffered your injury as a result of a dentist’s negligence. Normally, in order to prove negligence in a dental malpractice case, you must be able to prove four things: duty, breach, causation, and damages. In other words, you must be able to show that the dentist owed you a duty of care, the dentist breached that duty of care, the breach of the duty caused your injuries, and that you were damaged as a result.
There are a number of types of injuries that can lead to dental malpractice cases, including problems with anesthesia, injuries during root canals or tooth extractions, infections, failure to diagnose oral cancers or other diseases, and problems with oral nerves. In order to be successful in your case, you must be able to prove that the treatment that the dentist provided you fell below the acceptable standard of care.
If you have suffered a dental injury in Houston, call the Houston dental malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. Our team will provide you with a free consultation on your case. Call us today or visit our YouTube channel to learn more.