If you’re like most people, you have a sort of automatic trust I anyone who is a doctor. It’s perfectly natural, of course. Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath and spend years and years in school before spending even more time practicing on the job. Still, the sad fact is that there might come a time when your doctor actually ends up hurting you. It’s rare, thankfully, but still something you need to prepare for.
For example, you might go to your dentist for a routine cleaning. Maybe you actually have a procedure you need to get done. Whatever the case, the dentist or one of their staff members could make a minor mistake that ends up costing you. Even if it’s a minor injury, you need to know how to proceed. Obviously, this is even more important if you were to suffer a major problem.
The first thing you’ll want to do is speak to dental lawyers. They’ll represent you and have adequate dental malpractice information available. Then you’ll want to speak with your insurance company. The nice thing about first contacting a lawyer, though, is that they’ll instruct you on the rest.
Dane Levy is a malpractice attorney in Orange County who knows his way around this type of law. If you or someone you know has been injured because of a medical professional, contact him right away.