The mouth is a sensitive area where any damage can result in significant, long-term harm. Dentists are highly trained to perform procedures on the teeth and mouth, but unfortunately, some of them fail to follow their training and end up causing serious injuries to their patients.
The lawyers at Furr & Henshaw have decades of experience helping clients pursue medical negligence claims against dentists and other health care providers. With offices in Columbia and Myrtle Beach, we serve throughout the entire state of South Carolina.
Holding Dentists Accountable For Negligent Treatment
Dentists must work very carefully to avoid injuring their patients. If they make any mistakes, they have a responsibility to take immediate action to limit the damage. An injury caused by any of the following may be an example of dental malpractice:
- Improper tooth extraction resulting in nerve damage
- Failure to properly treat periodontal infections
- Failure to prescribe sufficient antibiotics
- Negligent drilling into the sinus cavity
It is extremely important for dentists to recognize the limits of their training and experience, and refer patients to oral surgeons or medical doctors when necessary. Dentists who attempt to treat outside their specialty or fail to provide referrals for treatment can cause serious harm.
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If you have been injured during dental treatment, our experienced trial lawyers may be able to help you pursue a malpractice claim. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You will not pay any attorneys' fees unless we help you recover compensation.