The importance of documentation for dental malpractice claims

Blog submitted by Dane Levy, Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

Being able to prove your case in court is the cornerstone of every successful dental malpractice lawsuit. You must be able to show that the dentist owed you a duty of care, failed to act according to the accepted standard of care, directly caused harm, and is responsible for measurable damages. The more evidence you can provide for these claims, the stronger your case will be.

This is why it’s important to produce written documentation for your treatment when you believe you have been given poor dental care. Whether it’s keeping a journal or documenting complaints and medical records of injuries and symptoms, every piece of written evidence you have can contribute to your dental malpractice claim. It’s also important to have personal copies of your dental records. This can come in handy, because some dental practices may alter or misplace records when they receive a request for your dental records from a dental malpractice attorney. You can compare personal copies of your dental records with the certified copies received by your attorney to ensure accuracy when the case is presented in court.

Making sure you have ample documentation is only one step for winning a dental malpractice case. If you live in Southern California, you’ll also need help from an experienced dental malpractice attorney in Los Angeles to win your case. Contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Firm for his expert legal services and years of experience winning high-profile dental malpractice cases.