My brother-in-law loved it, and always had something nice to say.
One that stuck out to me was of a young woman who went to the dentist to have a routine procedure performed. She refused the money the dentist offered her and decided to sue the dentist for somewhere in the neighborhood of half a million dollars. Why did she lose? Did the malpractice insurance company simply have extraordinary lawyers?
No, the reason she lost was because she lacked one of the four necessary ingredients to winning a dental malpractice lawsuit.
Below is an interesting paragraph that explains what those four magic elements are that you must have in order to win a malpractice lawsuit against your dentist: In most malpractice cases the patient must prove all of the following four elements of a malpractice claim: The initial burden of proving malpractice lies with the plaintiff patient.
The patient must prove by a preponderance of the evidence all four elements of the claim.
After researching the topic of malpractice lawsuits, I found that these are the four standard elements you need in order to mount a successful lawsuit against your dentist. The Existence of a Duty — First, you have to prove that your dentist has a duty to care for you. This is implied by the dentist-patient relationship.
All you need to show this is documentation that the dentist was actually treating you as a dentist. This can be easily proven.
A Breach of the Standard of Care — Next, you have to prove that your dentist violated the standard of care. The standard of care is roughly defined as what is clinically acceptable and recommended given the circumstances. For example, if your dentist was performing a lingual frenectomy and cut back way too far, damaging a nerve in your tongue, then that would be a violation of the standard of care.
The standard of care when performing a lingual frenectomy would be to simply remove that portion of the frenum that is causing a person to be tongue-tied.
If a dentist continues cutting into the tongue, then that would be a violation of the standard of care.
The Dentist Injured You — Next, you must show that the dentist injured you. Rufus hardly ever brushes and has lots of cavities, so he goes to get a few of them filled from Dr. A few years later, Rufus has developed gum recession around all of his teeth.
In order to win a lawsuit claiming that Dr. It has to do with the second requirement above about proving a breach of the standard of care. This is why the young woman in my opening story lost her lawsuit.
Even though the dentist had caused her tongue to be numb, he did what any other dentist would have done under the same circumstances. Even if your dentist has caused harm, you need to make sure the your dentist has violated the standard of care before you file your lawsuit.
If your dentist was simply following normal procedure, you probably will have the cards stacked against you when you go to present your case at the courthouse.
Conclusion It might be surprising to see an article written by a future dentist about how to win a lawsuit against your dentist. However, I believe in justice.Right, my point was that the advice should be not, “become hedge fund manager” or “become a doctor”, but rather, “become whatever it is that you have a good chance of being great at, then donate your money to whatever cause you want to support”.
The misquoted version (“money is the root of all evil”) makes money and wealth the source (or root) of all evil in the world. This is clearly false. The Bible makes it quite clear that sin is the root of all evil in the world (Matthew ; Romans ; James ). A few months ago, a dental malpractice insurance company came to my dental school and shared many different dental malpractice cases with us.
One that stuck out to me was of a young woman who went to the dentist to have a routine procedure performed. We've gathered knowledgeable, dedicated divorce experts from a variety of fields to lend their advice and perspectives.
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