A dentist is a doctor that you put your trust in when it comes to your oral health, aDental malpractice lawnd like a doctor your dentist must exercise due care in the treatment of patients. However, when a dentist provides bad dental work, it is related to medical malpractice and is referred to as dental malpractice.

Moreover, malpractice is a legal term and there is a precise definition for what is and what is not dental negligence. For a case to meet the standards of dental malpractice, the treatment must cause serious injuries to the patient. If the case does not meet those specific standards, it is often dismissed.

There are four principles that come into play when you are trying to prove that you suffered a serious injury because of the dentist’s sub-standard care. They are:

  • Duty
  • Breach of Duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

Some reasons for filing a dental malpractice case are:

  • Infections
  • Complications with bridges and crowns
  • Root Canal injuries
  • Injuries to oral nerves
  • Wrongful death
  • Dental product liability

If you believe you may have a reason to file a dental malpractice case, you may want to have a free consultation with one of our Rhode Island based attorneys. Our Rhode Island attorneys at Dana and Dana Attorneys at Law specialize in dental malpractice and have an extensive history of getting our clients the results they seek.