It is defined as lack of reasonable care and skill or willful negligence on part of doctor in treatment of patient whereby health or life of patient is endangered.
There is failure of health care professionals to meet his or her responsibility to patient, with resultant injury to patient.
Dental professionals are legally liable for their own negligence.
Types of negligence :-
- Nerve damage
- Facial damage
- Failure to detect and treat gum disease
- Failure to carry out root canal treatment instead of extraction
- Fractured jaw during treatment
- Incorrect anesthesia
Writing :- notes made from mastering bds and Soben Peter books