A dental malpractice lawyer can help you pursue damages if you suffered an injury from negligent dental care. To reach that goal, our attorneys can make sure you know your rights, argue for an accurate evaluation of your losses, and then either negotiate an insurance settlement or take the case to court.
In essence, your personal injury lawyer connects the dots between what happened, what you suffered, and what you deserve. We can help you hold a negligent dentist accountable.
Dental Malpractice Attorneys Inform You of Your Rights After Negligent Dental Treatment
This might not seem vital to getting compensation, but many victims of negligence don’t realize they even have a right to damages for what happened to them. The dental malpractice lawyers from our firm know the most common dental malpractice issues, can identify if there was negligence in your case, and can advise you on the steps to take next.
To determine whether you can seek compensation through a dental malpractice claim or lawsuit, your injury must fit these circumstances:
- You were owed a duty of care by the dental professional.
- They violated that duty of care, such as by extracting the wrong tooth, injuring your nerves, or taking too long to diagnose a problem.
- Because of that violation, you suffered pain and injury, like a lost tooth or an infection.
- You suffered damages.
Our workers compensation Lawyers investigate your dental injury case and gather evidence to support all four elements of negligence. We can use this evidence as we build your dental malpractice lawsuit or claim.
Lawyers Also Protect Your Rights After Dental Practices Caused You Harm
More than just notifying you of whether you have a case, an attorney can step in any time the negligent party, their insurer, or their representation tries to deny your rights. Defending you can include making sure you don’t have to go to unnecessary lengths to get rightful compensation and holding insurers accountable for not honoring their policies and acting in bad faith.
Getting Dental Injury Compensation Requires Knowing What Your Injuries Cost
Before your legal team can demand financial compensation, they need to determine how much compensation you deserve. Part of a medical malpractice attorney’s job is to identify all the losses you suffered that deserve financial acknowledgment.
We do this by going over your medical and dental records, reviewing receipts for what you’ve already paid, and tallying up bills and invoices related to your dental condition. We also project your future losses with the help of expert witnesses who can highlight exactly what you need to recover.
Dental negligence compensation can help pay for the cost of correcting the mistake, including:
- Dental surgeries
- Hospital stays
- Follow-up appointments
- Future treatment
In short, a malpractice injury attorney seeks damages for whatever it takes to treat the injury or condition caused by the malpractice.
The Cost of Malpractice Isn’t Just Dental Bills
In the aftermath of malpractice, you’re naturally focused on the medical side of your case, but an attorney has a broader view of possible compensation. We also analyze how this ordeal has affected other aspects of your life and identify the compensation you deserve for your non-economic damages.
When calculating damages in dental malpractice cases, we include lost income, diminished ability to earn an income, physical pain and suffering, disfigurement, and reduced enjoyment of life. Our team can use your medical records and statements from medical professionals to prove you deserve compensation for your intangible losses.
Dental Negligence Attorneys Negotiate Settlement Terms
Building on the information we get from going over your losses, our dental negligence lawyers then start reviewing settlement offers from insurers. In fact, a lawyer can file an insurance claim, provide adjusters with evidence, and negotiate the terms of a settlement, all on your behalf.
Attorneys make sure:
- You are given enough time to recover from dental procedures and consider your options
- The correct parties are held liable for your injuries
- Adjusters don’t trick you into settling for less
- All your losses from the malpractice are accounted for
Your attorney will advocate for your well-being and seek the money you need in your legal claim. Whether you suffered relatively minor or severe injuries, you may be entitled to compensation.
Malpractice Lawyers Can Use Trial Experience to Take Your Case to Court
If insurers don’t agree to settlement terms, your lawyer can help you file a dental malpractice lawsuit. This involves filing before the statute of limitations, compiling evidence of negligence, preparing a strategy for court, and coaching you on what is expected of you in meetings and hearings.
Even during lawsuit proceedings, a lawyer can continue to negotiate with the other parties in your case. In fact, most personal injury cases settle out of court. Your legal team can juggle both the lawsuit preparation and the ongoing negotiations, all while you continue to focus on healing from your dental injuries. If you received substandard care from a dental provider, you should not have to manage your case alone.
For Personalized Info on Dental Injury Compensation, Call Now
You can contact KJT Law Group at any time, 24/7, to talk to our malpractice lawyers about your experience with dental negligence. We can do all the above for you and more, starting with a completely free consultation to go over our personalized plan for your case.
If you were hurt by negligent dental care, you not only deserve damages—you deserve a full team behind you fighting for those damages. Call (818) 507-8525 today to learn more about holding a negligent dental care provider accountable.