Dental Care Mistakes
Damage to the Lingual Nerve During Dental Work
Due the lingual nerves' position in the mouth, it is often subject to damage during dental work, such as:
- Removing wisdom teeth
- Removing molars
- Removing tumors
- Implant placement
- Inferior dental block injections
If the lingual nerve is damaged, the patient may feel pain on the tongue or on the inside of the cheeks.
It can be a burning pain or a dull pain. The patient may also feel altered sensation in the mouth.
A patient will be able to recover if the lingual nerve was damaged by the negligence of a dentist, oral surgeon, dental hygienist or other medical professional.
Medical professionals are held to the standards of their profession.
A dentist, for example, has a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent dentist. If he or she does something a reasonable and prudent dentist would not do, or fails to do something a reasonable and prudent dentist would do, and damages the lingual nerve in the process, it may be negligence.
A trip to the hospital is always stressful. You’re placing yourself in the care of physicians at your most vulnerable state, and you trust them to treat you with the utmost care.
Usually, doctors and nurses help their patients through tough times to the best of their abilities, but sometimes medical staff neglects their duties, and that can lead to negative consequences for their patients.
If you have suffered negligence at the hands of a physician, you can seek compensation for your injuries. You may be facing unnecessary medical bills, pain and suffering, or lost wages due to this incident, and at Cosmas LLC, we can help you recover these damages.
When it comes to medical treatment, time and accuracy are of the utmost importance. If a mistake is made when diagnosing or treating an illness or injury, the results can be disastrous.
You could be facing rising medical costs or even the wrongful death of a loved one due to the mistake of a physician in diagnosing or treating a condition.
Whether a test was neglected, treatment was not given in a timely manner, or other circumstances kept you from receiving proper treatment, you deserve just compensation.
We can help you claim for recovery for suffering at the hands of negligent medical staff.
Common Scenarios for Inadequate Medical Treatment in Singapore
Some of the more common situations that are misdiagnosed, and which can lead to serious damage if not treated promptly include:
- Cancers and tumors
- Cardiac disease
- Heart attack
- Bowel obstructions
- Head trauma
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Multiple Sclerosis
Medical Procedure Error
When you agree to a medical procedure, you’re trusting that the doctor and his staff will take the utmost care to ensure that your procedure goes smoothly. Sometimes, sadly, this is not the case, and an error on the part of a physician can lead to serious complications that can affect you for years to come.
If the negligence of a doctor led to harm in procedures such as surgery, organ transplants, or chemotherapy, you could be facing huge medical bills and undue pain and suffering that could have been avoided. With the help of a Fort Lauderdale medical procedure error lawyer, you can seek to recover compensation for the injuries that you’ve suffered as a result of a medical procedure error.
Organ Transplant Mistakes
An organ transplant is a major surgery that can bring hope in bleak situation, but it is also a delicate operation, and it must be handled with the utmost care and caution. Through negligence, major problems can occur in a transplant operation. Some of these scenarios include:
- Receiving an organ of another blood type
- Receiving an organ with an infection or disease, such as hepatitis, cancer, or HIV
- Post-operation errors, such as failing to control an infection
- Errors in authorization for a transplant
When these types of errors occur, the patient can face life-altering situations. In the case of diseased organs, the patient could now be infected with a major illness.
This can lead to unnecessary pain and suffering, complications in daily life, required medications, and even a shorter potential lifespan.
When these catastrophic instances occur, a Weston attorney can help you seek compensation for the problems caused by negligent care.
Retained Foreign Objects During Surgery
During surgical procedures, doctors use dozens of instruments, from gauze to clamps and scalpels. Nurses try to keep track of these items, but sometimes an item is neglected and remains inside a patient after the surgery has been completed.
This can lead to severe pain, infection, and a need for further surgery to remove the object. In these cases, Florida law clearly defines this as negligence on the medical staff’s part, and a victim of this scenario can seek recoveries for this negligence.
Some objects that are commonly retained include:
- Cotton swabs
If an object is removed quickly, the damage can be minimized, but in any scenario, retaining an object after surgery is a serious risk and can lead to physical and financial damages that you can be compensated for in Ft. Lauderdale, with the help of a medical procedure error lawyer.