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Massachusetts Dental Malpractice Can Cause Serious Injuries

Our Boston injury lawyers often report on different types of Massachusetts medical malpractice. In this blog entry, we will take a closer look at dental malpractice.

While a trip to the dentist may seem like an appointment where you are least likely to get hurt from medical mistakes, when dental errors do occur, the patient can be left with serious injuries, such as those involving:

• Anesthesia-related complications • Nerve damage • Teeth that shouldn’t have been removed • Infection • Tooth fractures • Loss of sensation • TMJ disorders • Tongue injuries • Root canal • Crowns • Defective dental tools • Wrong diagnosis • Delayed diagnosis
If you sustained dental injuries because a dentist, endodontist, orthodontist, periodontist, oral surgeon, or another dental care professional was negligent or reckless, you may have grounds for filing a Boston dental malpractice case. In some cases. There also may be other liable parties. For example, one man who was injured at an oral surgeon’s office recently received a $3 million settlement from a plumbing company that allegedly crossed nitrous and oxygen lines when it installed the medical gas lines at the oral surgeon’s office. The plaintiff, Austin Stone, is now legally blind and suffers from other health complications. Stone is suing several parties for his dental injuries.

Mediation in Lawrence dental injury lawsuit, KTKA/AP, February 13, 2011
Related Web Resources:
Medical Malpractice, Nolo
American Dental Association

More Blog Posts:
$7M Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Settlement Awarded to Parents Whose Child Was Born with a Genetic Defect, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, May 6, 2011
Boston Personal Injury?: Use of Psychotropic Drugs Can Prove Fatal for Some Elderly Patients, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, March 30, 2011
Medication Overdose: Boston Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Claims Massachusetts General Hospital Gave 76-Year-Old Woman the Wrong Blood Thinner, Boston Injury Lawyer Blog, March 10, 2011
Our Boston medical malpractice lawyers represent dental patients, both children and adults, throughout the US. You may be able to obtain financial compensation from the negligent party. Contact Altman & Altman, LLP today.