According to The Oral Cancer Foundation, oral cancer has been one of the deadliest types of cancer not because it is difficult to treat, but because it is often discovered much too late. When doctors or dentists find oral cancer, it has usually already spread to another location, which makes it much harder to prevent its spread. It is unfortunate that so many patients and dentists discover oral cancer too late when it’s the responsibility of a trained dental professional to recognize and identify the signs of oral cancer as soon as possible.
Because of the deadly nature of oral cancer and the expensive costs of treatment, you may be entitled to compensation for your dentist’s failure to diagnose cancer in your mouth. Misdiagnosed oral cancer is a form of dental malpractice because a dental professional who fails to identify cancer’s warning signs has violated the dental community’s standard of care. Furthermore, their negligence has caused measurable harm to their patient. In the past, victims of misdiagnosed oral cancer have won more than $1 million in dental malpractice cases.
If you’d like more dental malpractice information, be sure to visit DentalMal.com, and if you need a dental malpractice lawyer with experience winning oral cancer-related cases, be sure to contact Attorney Dane Levy for his award-winning legal services. Dane Levy’s education from USC Dental School and experience in multiple dental litigation firms has made him an expert in dental law. He will use his knowledge and many years of experience to help you win your case in court.