Dental Malpractice Lawyer New York
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.
When Can You Sue a Dentist for Bad Work?
If you were injured as a result of negligent or substandard dental care, you may be entitled to compensation. Debilitating pain as a results of malpractice may cost thousands of dollars to treat and recover. An experienced dental malpractice attorney in New York can help you get the maximum compensation while you focus on recovering.
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 experienced dental malpractice lawyers in New York online or by phone at 516-614-6516 to schedule your free consultation. We offer compassionate service to our clients in their time of need.
What is Dental Medical Malpractice?
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.
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.
What qualifies as Dental Malpractice?
- 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.
How Do You Prove a Dental Malpractice 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.
Trust our dental malpractice attorneys in New York to help you get the justice you deserve.
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
- 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 516-614-6516. Our New York lawyers are known among our peers and throughout the state for our advocacy work in dental malpractice.
Intersection Accident caused Knee Damage $140,000
Settlement for a 69 year old Nassau man who as a result of an intersection accident.
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.
Gallbladder Surgery Causes Peritonitis $900,000
Settlement for a 46-year-old man who underwent gallbladder surgery during which his bowel was perforated by the surgeon.
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.
Wisdom Tooth Surgery Causes Nerve Damage $500,000
Verdict for a 31 year old Brooklyn man who's dentist left him with nerve damage.
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.
Slip and Fall on a Commercial Premise $450,000
Mediated settlement for a Suffolk man who fractured his leg at a commercial premise.
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.
Overfilled Root Canal Causes Pain and Suffering $387,000
Settlement on behalf of a 17-year-old Brooklyn woman who sustained an injury after a wisdom tooth extraction.
Veneers Cause Woman Extreme Pain $366,000
Verdict for a Massachusetts woman who was required to undergo subsequent restorations to be placed on her teeth.