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Infections caused by faulty dental equipment, needless extraction of teeth and the misdiagnosis of a dental condition are some common claims against dentists in malpractice cases. Dental malpractice is when injury to a p... More »

Medical malpractice attorneys file lawsuits against medical professionals in order to try to obtain compensation for clients who received poor or negligent medical care that resulted in injury or harm, explains Avvo. The... More »

A doctor's malpractice history can be verified from several sources, but in general, the applicable state medical board is the most economical source of information. Other sources of a physician’s malpractice history inc... More »

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The average settlement amount in a dental malpractice case in the United States is $68,000, according to Albert W. Chianese & Associates. Approximately 8,500 dentists are sued for malpractice annually, and the dentist's ... More »

The pain after the extraction of a tooth normally begins to decrease four hours after the procedure, according to WebMD. Immediately after the extraction, the anesthetic keeps pain in control. Dentists often suggest over... More »