Reasons to Sue a Dentist

Your teeth are a part of your health just as much as any other part of your body, and giving them the right care is a part of your healthcare. Unfortunately, you may have walked out of the dentist, not with the beautiful smile you were expecting, but with pain, lost teeth, and more dental damage than before. 

If you’re not sure about your reasons to sue a West Palm Beach dentist, talk to your personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo. We can help you determine whether you have grounds for a dental malpractice suit and what you can do about your teeth. 

Failure to Diagnose

When your dentist fails to diagnose you, you may have grounds to sue. For example, periodontal disease is a serious gum condition that, if left untreated, could lead to tooth loss. It’s crucial that your dentist diagnoses your condition correctly so you can get proper dental treatment. 

If they fail to diagnose you, you may need more expensive treatment. In some cases, you may have even lost teeth before you were diagnosed. In these cases, you may have grounds to sue your Florida dentist.

Improper or Unnecessary Treatment

Your West Palm Beach dentist should provide all necessary treatment for your teeth, but your dentist may have given you inappropriate treatment. For example, they may have failed to fill a cavity, or they ignored a worsening infection that spread through your tooth. Now, you’re dealing with an abscess that may require a root canal, or worse, a tooth extraction. 

Receiving treatment you don’t need or treatment for the wrong tooth can be just as bad. Unnecessary treatment could damage your tooth, put you through a lot of pain, and leave you dealing with dental bills you shouldn’t have to pay. 

Getting Compensation for West Palm Beach Dental Malpractice 

 If you’ve suffered through a mistake your dentist made, all because they were careless, you may have reasons to sue a dentist. The problem is, you may be concerned about acting now or gathering evidence of malpractice. 

Fortunately, your West Palm Beach malpractice lawyer at The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo can help you sue for dental malpractice, starting with a free consultation. If you have questions about your claim, call 561-659-6366 or complete the online contact form below.