When you go to the dentist to have a tooth pulled, the last thing you expect is that they will pull the wrong tooth. Not only will they have not taken care of the problem tooth, but they will also have caused additional problems that could lead to significant pain and suffering. At the Weitz Firm, we want to discuss whether or not you can sue a dentist for pulling the wrong tooth. Let our Philadelphia dental malpractice attorneys examine your case today.
If a dentist pulls the wrong tooth, it could most certainly be considered malpractice. If a dentist was supposed to pull a particular tooth but polls another tooth instead, something went wrong. In medical terms, you will hear this called “wrong-site tooth extraction.” We can liken this to a surgeon performing surgery on the wrong body part or amputating the wrong limb.
The most common causes of a wrong tooth being pulled, according to dental journal studies, include:
When looking at whether or not this will be a medical malpractice case, we need to determine whether the following elements can be proven:
If you or somebody you care about has been injured because a dentist removed the wrong tooth, contact an attorney today. This is a serious issue, and the team at the Weitz Firm is ready to investigate to determine whether you are entitled to any of the following compensation:
This compensation could be recovered through a settlement with an insurance carrier. If the insurance carrier does not offer a fair settlement, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit against the at-fault dentist and their practice. When you need a Philadelphia dental malpractice attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 267-587-6240.