Inserting dental implants is a treatment procedure that is intended to be permanent. There is no room for mistakes or carelessness since failed dental implants are extremely difficult to reposition and sometimes not possible to correct. Furthermore, if nerves are injured by misplaced dental implants, there’s a good chance those injuries may be permanent as well. Victims of dental implant nerve injuries have suffered from lasting pain, numbness, and difficulties moving their jaw.
Studies have shown that leading causes of dental implant nerve injuries include inadequate consent from patients, lack of pre-operation planning, and a lack of timely referral to nerve injury clinics after surgery. Adequate preparation, knowledge, and awareness of a patient’s oral health are crucial to the success of a dental implant procedure. If a dentist is woefully unprepared or negligent when inserting a dental implant, they must be held responsible if they botch the procedure.
This is where dental malpractice comes in. If you can prove before a court that your dentist owed you a duty of care, failed to meet the accepted standard of care in the dental community, and directly caused you harm that led to measurable damages, you may be entitled to compensation.
Attorney Dane Levy has had years of experience in dental malpractice cases and has won millions of dollars in court on behalf of his clients. If you are a victim of a dental implant nerve injury, contact the Levy Law Firm today to find out if you might be able to win a dental malpractice case.