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Can I Sue for Emotional Distress in Dental Malpractice Cases? Ask a Lawyer

Dental malpractice emotional distress is one possible way a dentist’s negligence can harm a patient. If this occurs, the patient can sue for emotional distress in a dental malpractice case. The best way to learn more about your legal options is to speak with an attorney familiar with these cases. 

Un Abogada de lesiones personales who handles medical and dental malpractice cases can assess your case and explain your options. Most law firms provide free consultations for victims. If you are in our service area, we provide free case reviews. Contact us today to get started.

Seeking Emotional Distress Compensation Based on Dental Malpractice

Our attorneys often pursue emotional distress as a recoverable damage in dentist malpractice claims. When a trusted healthcare professional fails to provide the care you need and expect, and you suffer injuries as a result, it can cause significant emotional distress. 

Many people face serious anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges after a dental malpractice injury and throughout the process of healing and recovery. 

What Other Types of Damages Are Recoverable in a Dental Malpractice Case?

While there are strong ties between dental negligence and emotional distress, there are also numerous other expenses and losses a dental malpractice victim incurs. All are recoverable damages in a claim or lawsuit. When we handle these cases, we identify and document these damages and seek a fair settlement or payout for our clients.  

Other recoverable damages in a dental malpractice case could include:

  • Additional medical and dental care costs
  • Future treatment and care needs caused by the injury
  • Income losses
  • Disminución de la capacidad de ganancia
  • Miscellaneous expenses, such as parking at the doctor’s office
  • Other pain and suffering damages in addition to emotional distress

How Can a Dental Malpractice Attorney Help With My Case?

When a victim consults a dental malpractice attorney about their case, the lawyer can take over all aspects of the case and pursue justice on their behalf. This allows the victim to focus on treatment and healing. 

When we initially talk to a possible client, we can explain the legal rights in dental malpractice cases and their options for holding the dentist or clinic legally responsible. We know how to navigate these cases and the necessary steps to show what occurred and who is liable. When we handle a case, we do so with no upfront fees. We do not ask our clients to pay anything until we secure compensation in their case. If we do not win, they do not pay.

We will build the case by investigating the incident and then compiling the evidence into a solid case to show malpractice occurred and caused our client’s injuries. We use this evidence to demand fair compensation and negotiate a settlement with their dentist and their malpractice insurance provider when possible. If necessary, we will sue the dentist or clinic and prepare the case for a jury trial. 

How Do I Know If I Have a Dental Malpractice Case?

Not all dental injuries support a malpractice case. The dentist or another medical professional must act negligently and cause harm. This generally occurs when the dentist fails to uphold their industry’s standard of care. 

Standard of care is how any other reasonable professional with the same training and experience working in the same geographical area would treat the patient. To hold a dentist or another dental care provider accountable, the victim must show that they did not receive an appropriate standard of care, and this caused their injuries.

Our attorneys know the necessary evidence in a medical malpractice case and the key role it plays in recovering compensation. These cases frequently rely on expert medical testimony to testify to the duty of care and explain what went wrong to the attorneys, jury, judge, and other parties. Our law firm has a strong network of experts we work with on these cases, including those who specialize in dentistry and orthodontics. 

When Should I Call a Dental Malpractice Lawyer About My Case?

We encourage victims of dental malpractice to call an attorney about their case as soon as they realize there is a problem. Dental malpractice can cause serious injuries. As soon as your injuries are stable and you think your dentist might have caused your injuries, reach out to our team. 

Discuss Your Dental Malpractice Case With Our Team for Free

KJT Grupo de Derecho provides free consultations for dental malpractice victims in our service area. Nuestro Equipo can assess your case and discuss your legal options with you based on what you tell us. Our dental malpractice attorneys know how to build a strong case and hold the negligent dentist or practice responsible. 

Contacta con nosotras today for your free case review: (818) 507-8525. Our team has someone available to talk to you about your rights today. 

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