Dental Malpractice Attorney

New York Attorneys Handling Dental Malpractice Cases

Hundreds of Millions Recovered for Clients

All medical professionals, including dentists and oral surgeons, have an obligation to maintain a standard of care and provide for their patients’ safety. Countless Americans go to the dentist with afflictions every year and expect to have their symptoms treated, not made worse. If you were injured as a result of negligent or substandard dental care, you may be experiencing debilitating pain and may have to pay thousands of dollars to treat your injuries and recover. Our compassionate New York attorneys know how challenging it can be to deal with these injuries and can fight to compensate you for all you’ve been through. Chianese & Reilly Law has more than five decades of experience in holding dental professionals responsible when their actions have injured the patients they’ve been trained to protect.

Contact our team online or by phone at (516) 604-2240 to schedule your free consultation. We offer compassionate service to our clients in their time of need.

What is Dental Malpractice?

Dentistry is complicated work that requires dentists to be alert and attentive when they’re treating patients – when professionals fail to perform their responsibilities in a safe way, injuries and deaths can occur. Dental malpractice is a form of negligence that occurs when patients are harmed by negligent dental work, failure to diagnose or treat a dental condition, delayed diagnosis or treatment of oral disease, or any intentional misconduct on the part of the dental professional.

Common injuries and conditions that victims of dental malpractice can suffer from include:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Radiation injuries
  • Nerve damage to lips or jaw
  • Illness from medications
  • Injuries from root canal surgeries
  • Deformities from surgeries
  • Unnecessary removal of teeth
  • Damage to gums
  • Permanent numbness from anesthesia
  • Failure to diagnose tumors
  • Improper placement of dental implants

Helping Clients with Oral Cancer

One of the most common types of dental malpractice is the misdiagnosis of oral cancer. Oral cancer can often appear as an ulcer on the floor of a patient’s mouth, and many dentists fail to correctly diagnosis it, resulting in worsening conditions. Dentists who encounter these ulcers should conduct a biopsy to diagnose it and begin treating it immediately.

Elements to Prove in a Claim

In order to have a valid dental malpractice claim, patients must be able to prove that their dentist unintentionally failed to provide an adequate standard of care or intentionally committed an act that no other qualified dentist would have committed in the same situation.

In addition to showing that the professional in question failed to uphold the standard of care, patients also much show that the dentists’ negligence caused their injuries and damages. Individuals can’t file a claim just because they’re dissatisfied with the results of the dentist’s services.

How We Can Help

While some injuries are temporary and can be recovered from relatively quickly, others are more severe and can have long-term or permanent effects on a victim’s life. No matter whether your injuries are minor or catastrophic, injuries can result in hefty damages that many people aren’t prepared to pay. Our team has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients so they can pay their bills and move on with their lives. You shouldn’t have to pay for injuries that another party caused out of negligence.

We can secure the full amount of compensation you need to cover the following damages:

  • Medical bills, including expenses like hospital stays, surgeries, medications, and more
  • Disability
  • Lost wages or earning capacity from missing or quitting work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses if you lost a loved one due to dental negligence

Additionally, we can make sure your claim and all the paperwork involved are filed on time. In New York, malpractice claims must be filed within the statute of limitations of 30 months, or two and a half years. Don’t take a chance on missing your opportunity to secure the compensation you need to heal.

We can pursue justice on behalf when you call us at (516) 604-2240. Our New York lawyers are known among our peers and throughout the state for our advocacy work in dental malpractice.

  • 15 Years of Treatment Restored $325,000

    Settlement on behalf of a Queens woman who after 15 years of treatment with the same dentist required substantial restorative treatment.

  • Auto Accident Requiring Hospital Stay $180,000

    Settlement for an auto accident that required a six and a half week admission to the hospital.

  • Damages Caused by Orthodontist $310,000

    The jury awarded an 18-year-old woman for damages caused by an orthodontist.

  • Delivery Truck Driver Accident Injury $1.4 Million

    As a result of the accident, the plaintiff severely injured his back requiring surgical repair.

  • Dentist’s Failure to Diagnose Infection $712,500

    Settled a case at mediation on behalf of a Suffolk County man, who missed seven months of work as a result of the injuries.

  • Dentist’s Ill-Fitting Bridges Cause Pain, and Suffering $490,000

    A 58-year-old Queens woman was awarded for pain and suffering, as well as future dental expenses.

  • Electrician Ladder Fall Requires Surgical Repair $1.2 Million

    Verdict for an electrician who fell 20 feet from a ladder and suffered a fracture of his heel.

  • Extraction Causes Permanent Lingual Nerve Damage $425,000

    Mediated settlement on behalf of a woman, who as the result of a wisdom tooth extraction, sustained an injury.

  • Face Paresthesia $300,000

    The plaintiff suffered permanent numbness of his right side lip and chin as a result of an inferior alveolar nerve injury.

  • Failed to Diagnosis a Cyst $217,000

    Settlement for a woman whose physician and radiologist failed to diagnosis a cyst.

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