How do you prove dental negligence?
How do you prove dental negligence? You’ll need to prove two things: ‘Breach of duty’ and ‘Causation’. Breach of duty is when you show that the treatment you received fell below the reasonable standard of care you would have expected to receive from a reasonably competent dentist in their field.
What is classed as dental negligence? While negligence usually indicates a person acted unreasonably, it can also encompass the failure to act when there is a duty to do so. Dental Negligence, therefore, is when a dental professional causes harm to a patient during a standard procedure.
What is the most common reason patients sue dentists? Failure to diagnose periodontal disease is one of the most common reasons for filing a dental malpractice lawsuit.
What can I do if a dentist messed up my teeth? Anyone can choose to sue their dentist for a bad dental procedure. This is called a dental malpractice lawsuit, and it is part of the medical malpractice practice area within personal injury law.