Over treatment by dentists is a common occurrence that I see as a dental malpractice lawyer in Georgia. Apparently, a Washington State trial judge saw this to be the case. According to a recent Seattle Times article, a group of 29 former dental patients was awarded over $29M in damages against a dentist who allegedy had repeatedly performed unnecessary root canals.
While the above case is certainly newsworthy and exceptional, most cases of dental malpractice that we see involve root canals, dental implants, or complicated extractions. These procedures sometimes are performed negligently and can lead to serious and permanent nerve injuries that affect the mouth and face.