Abandonment & Termination of Dentist-Patient Relationships
Injured Due to Dental Negligence? Call 301-799-4849 Now.
As a patient, you go to your dentist for a specific reason: to receive
top oral healthcare services for the treatment and prevention of dental
diseases. You have the right to expect that you will have access to your
services unless your dentist-patient relationship is terminated with the
consent of both parties, or an acceptable substitute is provided.
Though patients will have the freedom to choose and to terminate their
relationship with a dental provider, dentists will only be able to terminate
the relationship with a patient so long as it is done properly, with adequate
warning, and without posing harm to the patient. Unfortunately, this does
not always happen. In these situations, dentists can be held responsible
for “abandonment,” which is defined as the termination of
a dentist-patient relationship with insufficient notice to the patient
even when ongoing medical care is needed.
If you have suffered serious injury or complications due to abandonment
by your dentist,
contact The Law Office of Paul R. Wiesenfeld immediately. We can be reached directly at 301-799-4849.
Was Your Dentist-Patient Relationship Terminated Without Notice?
The following must be proven in order to bring legal cause of action for
- Treatment was unreasonably discontinued
- Care was terminated contrary to the patient’s will or knowledge
- An appropriate substitute was not arranged by the dentist
- The dentist failed to foresee that harm would be caused to the patient
due to the termination of care (proximate cause)
- Actual harm or loss was suffered due to the termination of care
Other forms of abandonment can include:
- Premature discharge
- Failure to provide proper instructions of care and treatment before discharge
- Refusal to respond to calls or questions made by patients
- Refusal to further attend to or care for the patient
- Leaving a patient after surgery without proper care or instruction
- Failure to follow up on post-surgical care
- Failure to provide proper referral / substitute to patient
Located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland, our dental malpractice lawyer
has helped thousands of clients throughout Maryland. We keep dentists
and other healthcare providers accountable for their ethical duty to provide
world-class medical attention and their legal obligation to avoid abandonment.
Demand Justice for Your Damages by Calling Today
If you think you may have a claim involving abandonment, contact The Law
Office of Paul R. Wiesenfeld immediately. We regularly represent individuals
and innocently injured victims who have suffered due to abandonment by
healthcare professionals. In fact, Mr. Wiesenfeld has taken action against
negligent dentists and other dental providers since 1973.
Determine if you have a claim by requesting a free and completely confidential