Long Island Dental Malpractice Attorney
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Keeping up our teeth is not only important for cosmetic reasons, but also
many health reasons. Dental disease or oral problems can cause aching,
pain and infections that may lead to serious dentist bills. These types
of issues are handled by a dentist, who similar to a doctor, is licensed
to be practicing his area of care. Every dentist office is held to a legal
responsibility and standard of operation. This means that your dentist
is called to provide you and other patients with the same level of care
as any other dentist reasonably would.
At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we help our clients fight against any case
of medical malpractice. Suffering from a negligent dentist's actions
can be cumbersome, causing you difficulty when attempting to eat, drink
or speak. Some more severe cases may cause permanent damage to your jaw
structure, tooth loss and nerve injury.
Don't wait any longer to pursue the compensation you deserve for your oral injuries. Talk with one of our Long Island personal injury
lawyers today about building your case. Schedule a free consultation or
fill out an online case evaluation to get started.
How do you identify dental malpractice?
In the case of dental malpractice, there are several factors that will
determine whether it was negligent care or not. The first of these that
you must examine is duty. Every dentist is held legally responsible for
providing competent and acceptable treatment. They have the duty of caring
for clients at the same standard as any other competing dentist in your
area would offer. If the dentist fails to maintain or uphold his standard
of duty, a breach has occurred. While it can be common, a breach is doesn't
always fall under an unsuccessful treatment. The act of definite breach
can be demonstrated in a case where a dentist pulls the wrong tooth due
to lack of attention and care that a patient deserves.
This breach will be weighed against the results it causes, whether that
is serious injury and pain or inconsequential effects. There must be a
causation that links your dentist's actions and breach of duty to
your current pain or injury. With preventable and careless treatment,
your dentist may cause you permanent damage, owing you compensation for
future bills and emotional trauma. These damages must be proven, showing
that your dentist's breach of acceptable care was the cause for your
pain and suffering. The types of damages that may be proven include the
physical, financial and non-economic difficulties.
It may seem like too much of a challenge to find evidence and prove that
your dentist has wronged you. That's why you should enlist the legal
support of an experienced
medical malpractice lawyer. Our dedicated legal team is prepared to assist clients who are
in pain from their dental injuries. From untreated infections to gum damage,
our firm has the legal knowledge to handle any case of dental malpractice.
If you are looking for a caring lawyer to help with your case,
contact our firm today.