Prosthodontist- performs extensive crown and bridge restorations
Pediatric Dentistry – treats children
Oral Surgery – performs wisdom teeth extractions, implants and extensive mouth and jaw surgery
What is the time limit to start a lawsuit?
In New York, it is generally two and one-half (2.5) years from the date of treatment.
Can the time limit be longer than 2 1/2 years?
Yes, the time limit can extend beyond 2 1/2 years from the last time the dentist treated for the same condition.
Example: if the dentist did a root canal on 1 tooth and it took 3 visits, the 2 1/2 years runs from the last visit.
What types of injuries are seen as the result of Dental Malpractice?
Injury to a nerve supplying feeling to the lip, chin, teeth, gums and tongue.
Paraesthesia or Numbness of the lip and chin or tongue.
Extensive crown and bridgework requiring replacement shortly after it was placed.
Dental treatment which damages the teeth, gums and underlying bone support.
Dental treatment which causes the loss of teeth.
What Counties does Albert W. Chianese & Associates paractice in?
Our office practices in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, New York, Nassau, Suffolk, Richmond and Westchester.
How do I know if I have a dental malpractice case?
If you have received treatment and have received an unexpected or unusual result, you may be a victim of malpractice.
What should I do if I have been injured by a dentist?
Initially, you should seek the treatment of a medical professional. After your immediate injuries are treated you should find out what is wrong and what needs to be done to correct any problems you are having. If your injuries are caused by a dentists malpractice you should contact our office for a free consultation.
Will a dentists ability to practice be impaired if I bring a lawsuit against him?
Generally speaking, the doctors license will not be affect by a lawsuit, dental licenses are regulated by the New York State Office of Professional Discipline.
Can I check to see if my dentist has any pending complaints against his license?
Yes, goto http://www.op.nysed.gov/opd/rasearch.htm and search by the first initial of your dentists last name