While it doesn’t receive the same attention as medical malpractice by physicians, dental malpractice does happen here in Maine and around the nation. More than 30,000 patients have filed complaints against dentists in the U.S. in the past decade, for treatment errors that in some cases caused irreparable damage.
Dentists are required under Maine law to provide care that meets or exceeds the standards of the profession.
When a dentist fails to meet that responsibility, and you are harmed as a result, you may have a claim for dental malpractice. The financial damages victims in such cases are entitled to recover include:
- Past and future healthcare costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Cosmetic complications
- Loss of enjoyment of life