Orthodontists, like other medical and dental professionals, have a duty to treat patients in accordance with the accepted standard of care in their field. If an orthodontist fails to diagnose or treat a patient as a reasonable professional would under the circumstances, and the patient is injured, the orthodontist has committed malpractice.
Orthodontic malpractice may take place in a number of ways. Root resorption, in which excessive force during treatment causes a reduction in the length of a tooth's root, is a common source of malpractice claims. Others are nerve damage, loss of periodontal ligament support, caries in or decalcification of teeth, soft tissue damage, anchorage loss, and failure to obtain informed consent for treatment.
An orthodontist's negligence may ultimately lead to tooth loss, loss of sensation in the mouth, or other permanent damage. Huegli Fraser PC works to help victims of orthodontic malpractice recover for their injuries.
Like all types of medical malpractice, proving orthodontic malpractice can be a complicated undertaking, requiring keen investigative skills, legal experience, and often a significant commitment of resources. For this reason, most Oregon attorneys do not accept these complex cases. At Huegli Fraser PC, we have the extensive experience and access to resources needed to successfully resolve an action for orthodontic malpractice, including access to some of the most respected experts in the field.
Our attorneys have over 45 years' combined experience with malpractice cases, including orthodontic malpractice. During their years of practice, they have achieved countless successful outcomes and recoveries totaling over 100 million dollars for clients.
In addition to our legal skill and experience, however, we bring something else to the table: genuine concern for our clients. We understand that for our clients, the case is not about how much money we can recover for them. It's about getting the help they need to get their lives back to normal.
If you have sustained injury due to an orthodontic procedure, you may be wondering if it was due to orthodontic malpractice. We invite you to contact the dental and orthodontic malpractice attorneys at Huegli Fraser PC. We will review the facts of your case with you, give you an honest analysis, and help you explore your options for recovery.
Huegli Fraser serves Portland and the surrounding areas, working with clients throughout Oregon. Contact us at (971) 266-8877. We look forward to working with you.
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