Dental Malpractice in Maryland

Our law firm generally avoids dental malpractice claims because the injuries – while often incredibly significant to the patient – typically do not involve the kind of permanent injuries that are required for a malpractice case. Interestingly, I stumbled across data that indicated that there were 766 dental malpractice payments made in Maryland between 1990 and 2003. That is almost 5 claims a month which is more than I would have thought. I wonder (1) how many of these dental medical malpractice claims in Maryland involved a lawyer, (2) what the average dental malpractice settlement is in Maryland, and (3) how many claims were settled without a lawyer.