Turn to a Montana or Wyoming Dental Malpractice Lawyer to Understand Your Potential Claim
Oral health, if ignored, can be very detrimental to your health. Dental care is an important part of overall health, and problems with dental health can be indicative of other health concerns. That is why we hold dental professionals to a high medical standard. Taking care of your health is a partnership with your dental healthcare providers. You place your trust in dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, and dental aides to oversee your care. Malpractice is likely the last thing on your mind when you go in for dental treatments. Unfortunately, dental care and procedures do not always go as planned. When this occurs, additional pain and medical complications can arise. If this is caused by a dentist’s negligence or malpractice, you need to contact a Wyoming dental malpractice lawyer to fight for your recovery.
Ragain & Clark, PC are trial lawyers with decades of experience representing clients in medical malpractice and dental malpractice cases in Montana and Wyoming. Contrary to what many people believe, you have legal remedies for the harm suffered due to dental malpractice. Reach out to Ragain & Clark, PC, and discuss your dental malpractice claim today.
A Dentist’s Standard of Care
Dentists owe their patients a standard of care just as other medical providers owe their patients. When a provider does not meet this standard, and a patient suffers, that provider can be liable for damages for breaching this duty. Demonstrating that a dentist did not meet the required standard of care towards an injured patient can be a difficult burden to overcome. That is why working with a Montana dental malpractice lawyer is so important to your case and recovery.
Ragain & Clark will examine your dentist’s conduct, review your dental records and analyze the circumstances surrounding your dental injury. If your injury is a result of dental malpractice, we will fight for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Types of Dental Malpractice
There are many types of dental malpractice. Some of the more common types of dental malpractice are:
- Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose a dental issue
- Ignoring evidence of a dental issue and failing to correct the issue, resulting in additional pain and damage
- Improper training and supervision of dental staff
- Negligent treatment plans
- Licensing lapses
- Mistakes during a procedure that result in additional damage, including failed crowns, bridges, root canals, and dental implants due to error
- Dental equipment malfunctions during a procedure that results in harm to the patient
No matter the extent of the damage caused by dental malpractice, a Wyoming dental malpractice lawyer can help you. With Ragain & Clark on your side, you do not need to suffer from dental malpractice alone.
Symptoms Suffered by Victims of Malpractice
Victims of dental malpractice can suffer many consequences when injured by their dentist’s malpractice or negligence.
Medical consequences of dental malpractice include but are not limited to:
- Pain from a lack of proper treatment
- Nerve damage from botched procedures
- Infection from failure to appropriately treat a dental condition
- Broken teeth
- Additional procedures to correct the mistakes made due to dental malpractice;
- Dental implants to replace lost teeth
- The incorrect or missed diagnosis that can lead to greater health issues developing in the absence of medical attention
- Wrongful death
In addition to health concerns of dental malpractice, the following consequences also negatively impact patients:
- Difficulty eating due to tooth loss
- Decreased confidence due to appearance of missing teeth
- Loss of productivity due to pain from dental conditions
- Additional expenses to correct and treat the issues caused by the dental malpractice
- Fear of more severe health issues developing due to misdiagnosis
- Lost wages from time spent out of work while recovering from more intense procedures
Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis in Dental Care
A delayed diagnosis can be detrimental in any aspect of health, but there are serious consequences when a delayed diagnosis occurs in oral health. A delayed diagnosis delays appropriate treatment, which can cause further damage or progression of a disease. In dental health, this could mean:
- A case of TMJ becomes more severe;
- Gum disease progresses;
- Teeth are lost due to damage that is not treated or corrected; or
- Oral cancer progresses and spreads without treatment, putting the patient at risk for a fight against cancer while struggling with other health concerns.
Do not let a delayed dental diagnosis cause you further harm. The treatment required to correct this error becomes more invasive, and the consequences to your health and finances become more severe. Do not hesitate to contact a Montana dental malpractice lawyer to discuss your case.
Litigating Dental Malpractice on Behalf of Patients
When a dentist is facing a dental malpractice lawsuit, the dentist and their attorneys will present the facts of your case as less than serious to try to limit your dentist's liability. In addition, the defense will try to convince the adjudicator of your case that your dental injury is an unfortunate outcome of routine procedure and treatment in the ordinary course of dental care. Do not let a dentist, their insurance company, or their attorney minimize what has happened to you.
In the process of preparing for litigation, your Wyoming dental malpractice lawyer may have additional experts in the dental and medical field review your records and consult on the appropriate standard of care and reasonable treatment plans and procedures. If there is a deviation from appropriate care that resulted in your injury and suffering, and experienced dental malpractice lawyer knows how to present this evidence to a court and prove your case.
Ragain & Clark are trial lawyers and will not back down from holding those responsible for dental malpractice accountable for your injury. We are well-prepared to take your dental malpractice case to trial and pursue the recovery you deserve.
Contact a Wyoming or Montana Dental Malpractice Lawyer to Discuss Your Case
If you have suffered pain and other related dental issues due to dental malpractice, you need to talk with a dental malpractice lawyer at Ragain & Clark. Contact us at 406-661-8888 or complete our online form. Get started today with offices located in Montana and Wyoming.