What Causes Mississippi Dental Malpractice?Mississippi Legal News
Aside from negligence, dental malpractice can have very specific causes that range from dentist fatigue and malfunctioning dental instruments to substance abuse on the job and careless decisions. Having some awareness of these causative factors might be able to help you avoid dental malpractice in the future. This can also help you with your Mississippi medical malpractice claim if you were injured by the negligence of your own dentist. Talk to a Madison medical malpractice attorney to learn more about your options.
Top Causes of Mississippi Dental Malpractice
Sometimes when someone is injured or harmed by someone else, that person wants to know why. Knowing why may not erase the experience, but can shed light on how these things happen, something that helps some people find closure or needed information for a malpractice claim. One of the most common causes of Mississippi dental malpractice involves a lack of training or competence.
Due to the complex nature of certain dental procedures, many dentists protect themselves legally by thoroughly discussing the risks and benefits of an operation beforehand. This is called informed consent and is highly valued in the medical community. If your dentist failed to warn you of the risks or failed to adequately explain what you would be getting into, then you may have a lawsuit.
Improper diagnoses and procedures often happen from failures to conduct necessary tests like x-rays and visual examinations inside the mouth. Not doing this beforehand is considered a careless decision and thus counts as malpractice. A failure to use any available equipment could also be deemed careless when a patient is harmed as a result. Knowingly using faulty equipment is reckless.
How Can I Seek Compensation for Mississippi Dental Malpractice?
The way you collect compensation for the injuries you suffered from dental malpractice largely depends on you, but the options you have for where to seek compensation depends on what caused the dental malpractice. If the dental malpractice was caused by the dentist, you can file a medical malpractice claim. However, if the dental malpractice is caused by faulty dental equipment, you might be able to file a Mississippi product liability lawsuit. You can do this if the dental equipment was:
- Faulty due to a design flaw in all versions of equipment
- Faulty due to a manufacturing error
- Faulty due to a lack of instructions for proper use
The same rules apply to medications prescribed by your dentist. Some cases of Mississippi medication negligence involve fault with the medication manufacturer rather than your dentist or pharmacist. Always check with a lawyer to investigate this further before immediately placing all the blame on your dentist.
Medical Malpractice Attorney in Mississippi
Figuring out what you need to file a dental malpractice claim can be confusing. Call the Germany Law Firm, PLLC by dialing (607) 487-0555 today to speak with a Mississippi medical malpractice lawyer for a consultation. Our experienced Mississippi medical malpractice attorneys can help you seek significant compensation for your dental or medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We have offices located in Jackson, Madison, Gulfport, Oxford, and other cities in Mississippi.