Some health conditions may impact the dental treatment the dentist provides, such as:

  • diabetes;
  • cardiovascular disease;
  • hypertension; and
  • asthma.

If there is a severe adverse reaction because of a failure to obtain this information or provide care accordingly, a dentist could be liable.

What types of damages would warrant filing a claim?

As noted, the validity of a claim is based on the patient suffering damages or losses. Serious injuries, such as permanent nerve damage or disfigurement from a procedure are examples of injuries that warrant legal action.

Some of the types of damages that claimants may seek in a dental malpractice claim include:

  • medical costs;
  • lost wages;
  • pain and suffering; and
  • mental anguish.

Contact attorney Jason Schultz to learn more about damages specific to your case.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.