Our Michigan dental malpractice lawyers also handle cases against oral surgeons. These malpractice cases involve a variety of errors. The injuries caused by improper treatment during an oral surgery procedure are often significant and can result in substantial settlements.
Common Oral Surgery Malpractice Complications
Some common types of malpractice that occur during oral surgery performed by an oral surgeon include:
- Nerve injuries that affected a patient’s ability to taste
- Nerve injuries that caused permanent numbness in the tongue (or even just part of the tongue)
- Complications arising from negligently completed crowns and bridges
- Dentists’ failures to take a patient’s relevant medical history into account before acting
- Failure to detect oral cancer, periodontal disease, or other diseases
- Certain complications from anesthesia, even when releases are signed
- Unnecessary extraction of multiple teeth
- Extraction of wrong teeth
- Infections that are not prevented, controlled, or treated properly
Even though you may have signed a consent form before your surgery, this does not mean that you gave up your rights to file a lawsuit for negligent treatment. You only consented to normal risks of the procedure, not malpractice.
There is a two year statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in Michigan. This includes cases against dentists and oral surgeons. This means that you must file a lawsuit within two years of the malpractice or you will be forever barred from doing so. There are very few exceptions to this rule.
Contact Our Michigan Oral Surgery Lawyers
If you believe you have been harmed after undergoing oral surgery, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Call our award winning lawyers today at (800) 606-1717 to speak with a top rated attorney today. We do not charge any legal fees, and if we accept your case, you will not pay anything until you receive a settlement. There is nothing to lose!