Common Types Of Dental Malpractice Cases

Blog submitted by Dane Levy, Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California.

As dental lawyers, we see several different types of dental malpractice cases that patients suffer through. If you have experienced any of these mishaps, we might be able to help you with your case. Here are a few we have experience with:

Nerve injuries

Nerve injuries can be a result of faulty surgery during dental implant procedures or wisdom tooth extractions. During these procedures, dentists must be careful not to damage nerves such as the inferior alveolar nerve or the lingual nerve. In the past, patients with nerve injuries have experienced difficulty speaking, drinking, and eating, as well as a loss of taste and feeling in their tongue.

Failure to diagnose oral diseases

Did you know that it is your dentist’s responsibility to diagnose infections, periodontal disease, and oral cancer before it’s too late? Your dentist is the primary expert on your mouth’s health and if they fail to recognize the warning signs of oral disease and treat your oral health issues, they are not doing their job. This is especially important because failing to diagnose oral cancer could be potentially fatal.

Anesthesia injuries

Anesthesia is a routine part of medical and dental procedures, but if it is wrongfully applied, it can cause lasting or even fatal harm. There have been several incidents when dentists did not take patients’ prior medical history into account before administering anesthesia, resulting in cardiac and respiratory problems. Those issues eventually culminated in wrongful deaths. No one should have to experience death as a result of a botched dental procedure.

Whether you’ve experienced misdiagnosed oral cancer, a dental implant nerve injury, or anesthesia injuries, you’re entitled to representation in your dental malpractice case. Contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Law Firm for his expert legal services.