Up to 20 percent of Americans avoid the dentist due to fear or anxiety. This might seem irrational, but dental negligence is alarmingly common and often results in serious or fatal injuries.

 

If you received substandard dental care and are now suffering as a result, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim against the provider or practice. To discuss your case with a dental malpractice attorney and determine the most strategic way to proceed, contact Charnas Law Firm.

 

Our legal team is dedicated to helping people put their lives back together after suffering serious injuries or the wrongful deaths of loved ones. Call 212-980-6800 today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of the leading dental malpractice lawyers in New York City and Massachusetts.

 

Do I Have Grounds for a Dental Malpractice Claim?

 

For your claim to be successful, you must be able to prove that the negligence of the provider or dental clinic caused your injury or loss. To do this, you will need evidence to prove how the dentist breached the duty of care owed to you or your loved one.

 

A duty of care is a legal obligation to use reasonable care. If a dentist or hygienist deviated from the accepted standards of care—for example, by misusing Novocain or failing to diagnose a condition that presented obvious symptoms—this would be considered a breach of duty.

 

Proving a breach of duty usually requires the testimony of a medical expert in addition to other evidence like medical records, diagnostic images, and informed consent contracts containing ambiguous terms. An injury attorney from Charnas Law Firm can help you compile this evidence. Scott Charnas has a network of medical specialists in a variety of fields including dentistry and orthodontics, and he knows how to use their testimony to the greatest effect.

 

Common Examples of Dental Negligence

 

Dental negligence takes many forms and can occur at any stage of diagnosis or treatment. Common examples include:

 

  • Failure to diagnose;
  • Delayed diagnosis;
  • Misdiagnosis;
  • Anesthesia errors;
  • Novocain complications; and
  • Substandard dental work.

 

Call 212-980-6800 for a Free Consultation with a Dental Malpractice Attorney

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If you want to sue a negligent dentist in New York City or Massachusetts, turn to Charnas Law Firm. The insurance company will search for any possible reason to dispute your claim, but our legal team can help you avoid critical mistakes and make sure you are treated fairly.

 

Attorney Scott Charnas is well versed in the laws and procedures that govern medical malpractice in New York and Massachusetts. He has the negotiation experience and resources to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

 

Scott intentionally limits his caseload so he can give each case the individual attention it deserves. He will make himself available 24/7 to answer your questions.

 

Call 212-980-6800 to schedule a free consultation with a dental malpractice lawyer. You can also reach us online using our Contact Form.