Dental Malpractice Cases - Chicago Medical Malpractice

Dental malpractice is a type of medical malpractice case. In Chicago and throughout the State, Illinois dentists are required to comply with certain standards of care. The standard of care in a dental malpractice case is the care a reasonably well-qualified dentist would use under the same or similar circumstances. Dental malpractice arises when a dentist’s conduct falls below the standard of care, resulting in injury or death.

Types of Dental Malpractice Cases

There are a numerous ways in which dental errors can occur. The most common types of dental malpractice mistakes include:

  • Failure to diagnose or treat periodontal disease
  • Failure to diagnose or treat oral caner or other diseases
  • Failure to diagnose or treat an infection
  • Failure to properly place crowns or bridges
  • Failure to properly perform a root canal
  • Failure to properly extract a tooth or extracting the wrong tooth
  • Failure to obtain proper consent for a procedure
  • Failure to properly administer anesthesia or sedation
Types of Dental Malpractice Injuries

Dental malpractice injuries can result in temporary or permanent injuries. The most common types of dental malpractice injuries include:

  • Advanced periodontal disease
  • Advanced oral caner or other diseases
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage to tongue, jaw, chin or lips
  • Mandibular joint or jaw damage
  • Brain damage or wrongful death from anesthesia or sedation errors
When to Consult a Chicago Dental Malpractice Lawyer

Because of the high costs associates with any medical malpractice case, including those involving dental malpractice, many of these cases may cost more than any amount a jury could award (assuming malpractice is proven). For this reason, Kroot Law, LLC, does not accept dental malpractice unless the dental injury is serious. If you or a loved has a potential dental malpractice case involving a serious injury, we invite you to contact Chicago Dental and Medical Malpractice Attorney Jason M. Kroot of Kroot Law, LLC, for a free consultation.

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