Dental malpractice, like medical malpractice, stems from allegations of sub-standard care on the part of the dental provider resulting in some type of injury or harm to the patient. However, dentistry, unlike most areas of medicine, not only impacts a person's health but also his or her appearance. Therefore, dentists must balance medical expertise and aesthetics in treating patients. If you or your company are facing allegations of dental malpractice, you need to seek help from a skilled malpractice attorney who has defended and understands the complex level of care required by dental professionals.
Simas & Associates, Ltd., has extensive experience defending dental and medical professionals and licensees from claims of negligence. This experience translates directly to the defense of professionals against claims of malpractice by patients, clients, and consumers. As such, we have successfully defended dozens of malpractice claims and lawsuits on behalf of dentists, doctors, attorneys, veterinarians, brokers, podiatrists, physical therapists, nurses, and optometrist clients.
Dental Malpractice: How Do I Defend Myself?
If you or your business are currently facing allegations of dental malpractice, you need to seek help from a skilled dental malpractice attorney. Malpractice litigation can damage your reputation, threaten your license, cause you to lose patients, and leave you with expensive litigation bills. It can also lead to professional license discipline and other collateral consequences for your future as a professional.
You need an experienced advocate by your side to ensure that you retain your license, minimize liability and that your business remains running smoothly. Simas & Associates, Ltd., has developed a thorough understanding of the dental profession required to provide you with strong guidance and make sure you make the right decisions throughout the process.
Be it through Civil Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, or a negotiated settlement, the Simas team uses our experience representing professionals to develop a defense and aggressively advocate on behalf of our clients. In the health malpractice field alone, we have defended claims involving misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, obstetrical malpractice and birth trauma, prescription and medication errors, and hospital malpractice.
Watch Out for Malpractice Claims
Naturally, the best defense against malpractice is strict and highly professional adherence to the standards of care in your profession. Taking the best possible care of your clients should be your foremost consideration. Common claims and cases brought against dental professionals are as follows:
Nerve or bone damage resulting from an improperly performed procedure.
Failure to refer to a specialist or inform a patient of alternative treatments.
Anesthesia or medication error: Improper use of anesthesia or medication that results in unnecessary pain, injury, or death
Misdiagnosis or failure to properly diagnose.
Faulty restorations, materials, or implant placement resulting in discomfort or tooth loss.
Defective root canals, crowns, implants, veneers, or dental bridges.
Our Attorneys are Here to Help
Simas & Associates, Ltd., has extensive experience working with professionals' employers – be they medical practices, law, insurance, or accounting firms – medical and professional expert witnesses, and malpractice insurance carriers. We hope to make our malpractice defense as seamless as possible. In turn, we hope to take the pressure off our clients, and let them get back to doing what they do best - providing competent care and services to the community.
If you are in need of professional malpractice defense assistance, Simas & Associates, Ltd., is an experienced, affordable option. Contact us today to get a good start on your case through our free and confidential initial consultation.