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Dentists can make fatal surgical mistakes too

When most people think of the term 'surgical mistake' they oftentimes think of an error committed by a doctor or hospital personnel that led to injuries or the death of a patient. Though this is true, the scope is not just limited to doctors, nurses and other hospital workers. Anyone associated with the medical field, including chiropractors, plastic surgeons and even dentists can make medical mistakes that could end up harming a patient.

Just like doctors and nurses, medical professionals in other fields of medicine should be held liable for their mistakes. But sometimes a reprimand from a medical board or the suspension of their medical license is not enough. In some cases, seeking a medical malpractice lawsuit is the only way an injured patient or a grieving family can get a sense of justice.

It's hard sometimes for people to understand that medical mistakes still happen despite our ever increasing medical knowledge and advancements in technology, but cases do crop up from time to time. Take for example the recent case out of Minnesota where a teenager died because of mistakes made during the removal of her wisdom teeth. What should have been a routine surgery ended in tragedy for her family.

Though it's unknown whether the family in this particular case will take legal action, a similar incident occurring here in Maryland could lead to a wrongful death lawsuit and compensation for the grieving family.

A family looking to hold a careless dentist or an unlicensed dental worker accountable for their negligence would be wise to seek help from a qualified attorney as medical malpractice cases can be difficult to litigate if you do not understand the law or what is expected of you by the court.

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