Dental Hygiene Malpractice Insurance
Malpractice lawsuits against dental practices are very common these days. While you may have a professional liability insurance policy through your dental office, that coverage may not be enough to protect you if a patient sues you for malpractice. Dental hygienists are becoming co-defendants in many liability cases, especially since attorneys are now specializing in dental malpractice. A dental hygienist may be sued for any of the following reasons:
- Failure to update medical history or record in the patient's chart
- Failure to detect oral cancer, periodontal disease or other medical conditions
- Injury to a patient
- Failure to inform patient of treatment options available or consequences of non-treatment
- Failure to protect patient's confidential information
- Failure to ask if a medication was taken before a procedure
Why Dental Hygienists Need More Than Their Employer's Coverage
In some cases, your dental office's malpractice insurance policy will only cover hygienists if the dentist is named as a defendant in the lawsuit. If you are the sole party being sued, then you may have no protection at all. If you’re sued based on something that happens during a volunteer assignment, your dentist’s liability coverage may not apply. Dental hygiene malpractice insurance will protect you, your family and your assets in the event that you face a lawsuit.
In Court and At Work Coverage
If a claim is filed against you we will make sure you're protected.
- At Work – We will pay you for lost wages while taking time off work to defend yourself. Plus, we'll provide reimbursement for licensing board issues.
You can have up to $4,000,000 each year defending you–up to $2,000,000 for each incident.
Obtaining a Dental Hygiene Liability Insurance Quote
When you obtain a quote for liability insurance, you make an investment in your professional future. Start by filling out our free online form and receive a quote within minutes. If you accept the quote, then your insurer will start the underwriting process and you will be on the path to getting the coverage that you need.
If you already have your dental hygienist malpractice insurance policy and you need to renew it, then simply click "Renew Policy" and log into our secure system. We’ll walk you through the steps of updating your coverage.
Your employer’s coverage may not protect you if you are involved in a lawsuit. You owe it to yourself and to your family to make sure that you have full protection from malpractice lawsuits. Apply for your free online quote today.