Why dentists should know their patients’ medical histories

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

Providing healthcare for an individual can often be a team effort. A patient might see a primary care physician for general checkups, an ophthalmologist for eye exams, or a dentist for oral health issues. Yet, sometimes we lose sight of how interconnected our bodies can be. Medical issues in one area can affect problems in another. A failure to understand this has led to serious complications and even death in the worst cases. This is why dentists who overlook their patients’ medical issues can be liable for harmful negligence or dental malpractice.

In the past, there have been cases in which routine dental procedures have resulted in wrongful deaths. In some of these cases, dentists did not take patients’ previous heart problems into account before attempting procedures such as anesthesia. Even a routine cleaning can become life-threatening if a recent heart graft patient is not given antibiotics prior to the procedure. When people’s lives have been lost as a result of dental negligence, there should be no tolerance for careless behavior within the profession.

If you have lost a family member as a result of a dentist overlooking their medical history before a procedure, you may be entitled to compensation through a dental malpractice lawsuit. Attorney Dane Levy is an OC dental malpractice lawyer with years of experience, a track record of success, and an education from USC Dental School that can help you win your next dental malpractice case. Contact him today at the Levy Law Firm for more details.

Dental patient abandonment: A form of dental malpractice

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

The complications brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have been challenging for healthcare providers all over the world and their patients. This even applies to medical professionals such as dentists, who have been unable to provide non-urgent checkups and appointments. Though our current situation has made it more difficult for dentists and their patients to communicate, dentists still have an obligation to make sure their patients are aware of their treatment options and are referred to the right type of treatments for their dental ailments. If a dentist is not available for an over-long period of time when a patient needs their help, they could be liable for patient abandonment, a form of medical malpractice.

Patient abandonment happens when a medical professional ends a doctor-patient relationship when a patient still needs care. It can be as simple as failing to answer a patient’s urgent question or postponing an appointment for too long, resulting in a patient’s condition worsening. To prove patient abandonment, a victim must prove that their dentist did terminate their doctor-patient relationship and that their dentist did not let them know about the relationship’s termination and did not provide them with any alternatives for treatment.

In this day and age, it is crucial for dental offices to reach out to their patients and let them know how to seek treatment during this pandemic and to always be available to answer any questions their patients may have. This is the best way to avoid allegations of patient abandonment.

If you are a victim of dental patient abandonment or any other form of dental malpractice and you need an OC dental malpractice lawyer, contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Law Firm. His many years of experience and track record of success will help you get the compensation you deserve.

Is it worth it to file a dental malpractice claim?

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

If your dentists’ negligence has led to lasting injuries, it’s understandable that you’d want to be compensated. However, you might be wondering if it’s worth it to exert effort and money to win a dental malpractice case. Fortunately, courts tend to understand how serious dental injuries can be, resulting in large sums being awarded to plaintiffs.

In one dental malpractice case in Morris County, a jury awarded the plaintiffs $1.3 million. Another dental malpractice victim who had paid her dentist $36,000 won a significantly higher sum of $450,000 for her dental injuries. Our very own Attorney Dane Levy has even won $2.3 million on behalf of a client with a lingual nerve injury. As of right now, this is the highest lingual nerve injury verdict in the United States.

If your dentist is found to be guilty of malpractice, the courts take it very seriously, but to prove dental malpractice, you must prove several things. First, you must prove that you were your dentist’s patient. Second, you must prove that your dentist violated the standard of care by acting negligently in a way most trained dental professionals would not have acted. You must also show that the physical, economic, and/or mental damages you suffered can be documented and that your dentist’s actions are directly responsible for your damages. If you have proof that your dental injuries have resulted in more expenses, the courts will take it into account when deciding how much you will be compensated.

Building a successful case requires an experienced, knowledgeable dental malpractice lawyer, and Dane Levy has won several high-profile cases. Contact him today if you need a dental malpractice attorney California for misdiagnosed oral cancer, nerve injuries, or any other form of dental malpractice.

The painful cost of wrongly inserted dental implants

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

Inserting dental implants is a substantial surgical procedure that often results in permanent changes. It is often necessary for inserting tooth prosthetics and is designed so that your bones fuse with the metal in the implants. But what happens to patients when their dentists mishandle this delicate procedure?

According to several studies, poorly inserted dental implants can result in painful nerve damage that causes persistent problems for patients. One study from the Tokyo Dental College Hospital showed that many patients with nerve injuries from dental implants may never fully recover, as injuries to bone and skill will heal over time, but damage to nerves will not. The study also says that the pain and challenges associated with nerve injuries from dental implants can even lead patients to develop mental conditions such as anxiety and depression.

If you have suffered from a dental implant nerve injury as a result of poorly conducted surgical procedures, you might be able to sue your dentist for dental malpractice. If you can prove that your dentist owed you a duty of care, failed to act in a manner most trained dentists would act in the same situation, and left you with measurable, substantial injuries, you have a chance to win compensation for the distress you have experienced.

Dane Levy is a highly-experienced dental malpractice attorney who knows the ins and outs of dentistry from his time studying at the USC School of Dentistry. He has a proven track record of success and is ready to assess your case as soon as you’re able to contact the Levy Law Firm.

Which Type of Massage is Right for You?

Article by Herb Kimble.

Each type of massage is unique and therefore uses different techniques to best address the patient’s needs. Here is a list of messages that are popular in massage parlors.

Swedish massage – A Swedish massage is a common form of western massage and offers the patient a variety of techniques that will relax the mind and the body. The message applies light, moderate or deep pressure to muscles or bones to increase the motion in the joints and to promote blood circulation. The increase oxygen flow in the blood helps to release toxins from the body.

Shiatsu – The Shiatsu massage style is a hands-on therapy which originates from Japan. The two main Shiatsu schools are one based on western anatomical and physiological theory, while the other follows traditional Chinese medicine. Shiatsu massages are performed on the floor and use pressure using the fingers or the entire palm. Shiatsu is used to treat headaches, insomnia, injury recovery, and more.

Thai Massage – Thai massages use stretching and pressure points to put pressure on energy channels. Asian massage parlors practice these messages on the floor and request that their clients wear comfortable clothing to increase movement. This form of massage uses yoga-like poses to increase stretching and to promote muscle recovery.

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CBD’s benefits for pain relief


Article by Express CBD Store.

For some people, pain is not a momentary discomfort that soon goes away, but an everyday occurrence that shows no signs of stopping. Some might feel it in their inflamed joints, while others might feel it elsewhere. In all cases, they’d do anything to get some relief.

If you suffer from arthritis or chronic pain, CBD could provide that extra bit of relief that helps you get through your day. All you need to do is to put a few drops of CBD oil under your tongue or rub some CBD-infused lotion or cream on your painful joints.

Preliminary studies have showed that CBD suppresses inflammatory and chronic pain in animals, and that CBD might be just as effective as opioids in relieving pain for humans. There is also anecdotal evidence that CBD makes a huge difference in relieving some users’ chronic pain.

The problem with opioids is that although they are effective, they can also be addictive. Taking too many opioids can result in patients forming a drug dependence or taking them to get high. In contrast, CBD is considered safe, non-addictive, and not liable to be abused by users, though you do have to be aware of the potential side effects, such as fatigue and/or digestive issues.

While CBD is generally safe on its own, the Arthritis Foundation suggests talking to your doctor before using CBD for arthritis pain relief, as it might react to some of the drugs commonly used to treat arthritis, such as Aleve or Celebrex.


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When can I sue my dentist?

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

As healthcare professionals, dentists train for a very long time to ensure that they can care for teeth without any major accidents that will harm their patients. However, dentists aren’t perfect, and occasionally, their mistakes can cause lasting injury that could have been avoided.

If you believe your dentist has caused you great harm by being negligent or reckless, you might have an opportunity to sue for dental malpractice. The types of incidents that usually lead to dental malpractice cases include injuries related to poorly administered anesthesia or orthodontics, damaged nerves and tissues from extractions, dental infections, and failures to identify oral cancer.

To win a dental malpractice case, a victim must prove that their dentist violated the “standard of care in his community,” which means that the plaintiff must prove that in the same circumstances, other dentists in the community would not have done the same thing their dentist did. To prove this, the plaintiff must demonstrate a few things.

First, they must prove that their dentist owed a duty to them by establishing the existence of a dentist-patient relationship. Second, the plaintiff must demonstrate how the dentist breached the standard care by showing what the dentist should have done. This might require the testimony of medical or dental experts. Third, the plaintiff must show how the dentists’ breach of standard care caused harm to them. Fourth, the plaintiff must demonstrate how badly they were injured or damaged by the dentist’s negligence.

Based on this, it might sound like you have a legitimate case against your dentist. Dane Levy is a record-breaking dental malpractice attorney in Los Angeles who can help you win your case in California. Visit DentalMal.com for more details.

Determining your Body Type

Before embarking in an elaborate workout plan, it is important to know your body type. Most people already have a vague clue of the category in which they would fall. Factors such as easily taking on weight or difficulty in bulking up are good giveaways.

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However, to be on the safe side, it is important to counter check that information. Here are the 3 main body types that people generally fall into. Keep in mind that you might fall in between those types, and that would be perfectly normal.

Ectomorph

These are usually thin individuals with long limbs and small joints. They are often blessed with a rather weird quality which makes it easy for them to lose fat. Naturally ectomorphs will require less cardio to get in shape.  However, gaining muscle is hard for ectomorphs. Some even have have to abandon cardio training to concentrate on strength to stand any chance of bulking up.

Mesomorph

Mesomorphs are naturally muscular and tend to gain muscles, as well as lose fat, easily. No wonder this is considered as the most lucky body type. Since they already have a natural balance, mesomorphs may alternate cardio and strength to achieve desired body shaping results.

Endomorph

Endomorphs are characterised by their wide clavicles and blocky look. They gain fat easily and have a harder time losing them. This means that endomorphs need to do quite a bit of cardio before seeing any fat loss. As for bulking up, it will only be possible if the cardio sessions are continued.

Steady Cardio Versus Interval Training

Article by Blythe Flake

There are different ways to do cardio workouts. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Put simply, it often boils down to what you want as end goal. The difference between the two main types of cardio workouts are explained below.

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Steady-state cardio

This is the traditional way of doing cardio. You do a repetitive action for a prolonged period, over a steady pace. One example would be running at a steady speed for 30 to 60 minutes. The advantage here is that the runner is running at a comfortable pace, meaning that the same workout can be done every week for years. The disadvantage is that it is not as effective as it can be, especially in the long run. Doing something at a steady pace means your muscles will adapt so as to burn less calories.

Interval training

Interval training is a more effective approach to cardio. It requires the cardio exercise to be done with more vigour, at the expense of rest times in between. One example would be to sprint for 30 seconds and rest for 3 minutes, for a total time span of 30 to 60 minutes. The advantage here is that the workout is more efficient. By fluctuating the workouts, your muscles have a hard time adapting and end up burning calories every time the workout is repeated. The disadvantage here is the recovery time. Interval training is much more straining, especially for the joints. This makes interval training quite tricky to keep up with.

The Effects of Strength Exercises on the Body

Strength exercises are those where you either lift an artificial weight, or you use your own body as resistance. The more obvious example is weight lifting, while the less obvious examples include crunches and pushups. These exercises suit both men and women, and they are effective in weight management and in shaping the body.

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It makes the body look better

The benefits of strength training do not just involve losing excess body fat. Strength training will also tone up your body, leaving you with tighter arms and legs. This is where it differentiates itself with cardio. While cardio will help you lose weight faster, it will leave you feeling rather flab. This depends on how much weight you are losing, but a little strength is guaranteed to make you look tighter.

It burns calories even after the workout

A recent study has seen that strength training exercises actually burns up to 120 calories, 24 hours after the workout. All that while doing your daily activities. Another benefit comes in the fact that your body’s metabolism gets boosted by regular strength training.

It makes you stronger

By regularly applying resistance to your muscles, a person will undeniably end up being stronger, but there’s more to it. By strengthening your body muscles, you are actually making your body more efficient. This means that your body will use more muscles for your daily activity. In turn, this ensures that less strain is applied to your individual muscles, therefore helping to alleviate chronic pains in certain parts of the body.