As a Plaintiff Georgia Dental Malpractice Lawyer, I am approached by many potential clients who believe that they may be the victim of dental negligence. Even though many of these cases involve serious (and often devastating) injuries, I turn down many more cases than I take. In fact, the vast majority of cases that are presented to us are turned down. The primary reason: although there is a severe injury, there is little indication based on what is told to me, that the injury was caused by malpractice.
Of the instances of malpractice that we do see, all of the malpractice that occurs in Georgia stem from 2 reasons: (1) A dentist does not possess a reasonable degree of education, training and skill to act prudently; or (2) despite reasonable education and training the dentist acts with unreasonable carelessness or fails to act as a reasonable and prudent dentist would under the circumstances.