A Louisiana woman is accusing her dentist of medical malpractice after the professional was unable to stop excessive bleeding during a root canal. According to the plaintiff’s case, the incident caused her a great deal of pain and medical problems.
The woman’s attorney claims that the dentist not only failed to deliver the level of service that was promised; she also neglected to follow the standard techniques of the procedure. Because of this failure, the patient was forced to suffer and pay additional medical expenses to resolve the problem.
The court has not released the amount that the plaintiff is seeking in damages.
How to Handle Medical Malpractice
Malpractice like the kind that this woman is alleging is hardly uncommon. We count on our doctors, dentists and other professionals to take care of us. We trust them with our lives to help us, but sometimes, either because of negligence or incompetence, they cause us harm instead. All of the following are examples of medical malpractice:
- Missed diagnoses of serious illnesses like cancer
- Surgical mistakes
- Improper prescription of medicine
- Improper dosage distribution
- Any instance where the negligence of a medical professional causes harm
If you or someone you love has been injured while receiving treatment, it’s possible that your care provider might be guilty of malpractice. An experienced attorney can help you identify ways that the practitioner may have failed, and help you get the funds to lighten the burden of the wrongdoing.
The court has not yet decided whether this dentist is guilty or not, but all medical providers need to treat malpractice as a serious issue. Our wellbeing is in their hands.