Your loved one went to the dentist for some relief from his tooth pain or for a regular cleaning. While your loved one didn’t look forward to the visit, he certainly weren’t afraid for his life. He expected some discomfort, but he also expected to be back to normal within hours or days. He did not expect to die.
Dental exams are not as comprehensive as complete physicals, and dental procedures are not as invasive as many other types of surgeries. However, dentists in Chicago, Aurora, Wheaton, and elsewhere in Illinois, have a duty of care to their patients. When that duty of care is breached, a patient can be seriously injured or killed. Consider, for example, what might happen if:
The results can be devastating. The result can be a death that did not have to occur.
You are grieving now and you may be mourning your loved one’s death for the rest of your life. It can be difficult to think about pursing legal action, but it is important. Specifically, it is important to:
To find out more about a potential medical malpractice claim, please read our free report, What to Do If You Have Been Injured by Your Doctors or Hospital, and please call us directly to schedule an initial consultation.