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Going to the dentist is never fun, but when it causes unnecessary pain, you may have a medical malpractice case

Most people don’t get excited to go to the dentist. There is a pain association with the dentist office because of root canals, getting a crown or having oral surgery. Regardless, when we sit down on the dentist chair, we trust that pain will be kept to a minimum and complications won’t arise months later. However, some people experience significant loss or pain from dental negligence and these situations deserve compensation.

Dental malpractice is when a dentist breaks the rules of care and harms their patient. Malpractice covers both the things that your dentist did, but should not have, and the things they should have done, but didn’t. For example, A dentist’s failure to recognize and diagnose oral cancer and other problems can end with a lawsuit.

The types of injuries caused by a dentist that does not follow the rules of care include:

  • Loss in ability to taste due to nerve injuries

  • Permanent numbness of the tongue because of a nerve injury

  • Complications as a result of inattentively placed crowns or bridges

  • Failure to take previous medical history into account

  • Oral cancer, periodontal disease, or other diseases going undetected and treated

  • Complications from anesthesia

  • Unnecessary removal of teeth

  • Removing the wrong teeth

If you have long-term pain, expensive emergency surgery to correct what the dentist did wrong, loss of wages due to injury or permanent loss of sensation or disfigurement you need an experienced dental malpractice lawyer.

If you have had a Kansas dental malpractice injury and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recover. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

If you have questions on what you should be looking for when you are making a decision to hire a Kansas personal injury lawyer, read our article located here.

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