Our Experienced New York City Dental Malpractice Attorneys Explain Some Important Things You Need To Know If You Were Hurt By Dental Malpractice
We place our trust in dentists and oral surgeons just as we do with medical doctors. Whether
your dentist works in a fancy office on Park Avenue, a clinic, or a storefront in the Village, your dentist must comply with recognized standards of dental care. If you have been injured because of a dentist’s violation of these standards of care, contact our office and speak with one of our experienced New York City dental malpractice lawyers for legal advice and help.
What May Constitute New York City Dental Malpractice?
If you are considering taking action against a New York City dentist or oral surgeon, you probably have had an extremely painful experience or are now dealing with severe consequences. The pain associated with dental trauma can be significant. Our office has handled many different types of dental malpractice claims, including claims involving:
- Nerve damage involving the lips or tongue;
- Injuries associated with root canal therapy;
- Extraction of the wrong tooth;
- Fractures of the jaw during extractions;
- and many other types of dental malpractice claims.
To prove a New York City dental malpractice claim, you must establish that you were injured because your dentist departed from accepted standards of dental care. This is a legal requirement in dental malpractice cases. To do this, our office will hire a dentist experienced in the type of dental treatment you received. The expert will review your dental records, x-rays, and other testing, and determine whether the treatment you received was dental malpractice. A lawsuit can only be started if the dental expert concludes that your treatment was dental malpractice.
Can a New York City Dental Malpractice Case Be Settled Prior To Trial?
There are also times when a dental malpractice case can be settled before trial. For this to happen, not only do the parties need to agree on a settlement amount, but the dentist must usually first agree in writing to allow his or her attorney to discuss settlement. This requirement is usually contained in the dentist’s insurance policy. This type of insurance policy, usually called a consent policy, allows the dentist to refuse the possibility of settlement. When a dentist refuses to consent to a settlement, the case must be tried to verdict. Many medical malpractice cases also require a doctor’s consent to settle a claim.
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If you have any questions concerning dental malpractice, contact our experienced NYC dental malpractice attorneys by email or calling (800) 762-9300. You can also get started by simply filling out one of our New York City dental malpractice case intake forms, and we will have one of our attorneys get right back to you.