Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

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Can I Claim Malpractice If My Dentist Referred Me to the Wrong Specialist?

The answer may very well be Yes. The only way you will know for sure, however, is to consult with an experienced dental malpractice lawyer. At Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York, Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. has been tackling such cases for many years and knows precisely what circumstances characterize dental malpractice. Once he […]

  • Posted on: Mar 10 2021
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My Dentist Cracked My Tooth. Can I Sue for Damages?

Your dentist, like any other healthcare professional, owes you a duty of care. If he or she breaches that duty of care by cracking your teeth and you can prove a causal connection between your dentist’s action and the actual harm that has come to you, you may have a viable dental malpractice lawsuit.  This […]

  • Posted on: Mar 3 2021
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When Is Your Dentist Responsible for the Failure of Dental Implants?

No matter how well-trained or experienced a dentist is, he or she can make a mistake. When that mistake is due to negligence — such as faulty preparation, incorrect diagnosis, or inattention to detail– it may constitute dental malpractice. While dental implants can fail for a number of reasons unrelated to your prosthodontist’s competence or […]

  • Posted on: Feb 3 2021
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Has Your General Dentist Failed to Refer You to a Specialist?

Many general dentists perform procedures that might be better handled by dental specialists. Though much of the time there is no problem with a tooth extraction or a teeth whitening procedure administered by your general dentist, if something does go seriously wrong, you may need a dental malpractice attorney as well as medical care.   At […]

  • Posted on: Jan 20 2021
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My Dentist Perforated My Sinuses During an Extraction. Can I Sue for Damages?

Tooth extractions are one of the most frequent procedures performed by dental professionals, whether general dentists, periodontists or oral surgeons. Usually simple procedures, most tooth extractions go smoothly and patients recover rapidly. However, when teeth adjacent to the sinuses are extracted, unintended consequences, such as sinus perforation, may occur. Although known as a relatively common […]

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2021
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Common Dental Malpractice Lawsuits

If you believe that your dentist’s incompetence or negligence has caused you serious harm, you may be able to sue for malpractice and obtain substantial damages for your medical costs, pain and suffering, lost income, and other related losses. To prove malpractice, you will need an accomplished dental malpractice attorney to leverage his or her […]

  • Posted on: Dec 16 2020
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Did Your Dentist Fail to Diagnose Your Mouth Cancer?

If you have been diagnosed with mouth cancer and your dentist, with whom you have regular visits, failed to perform proper oral cancer screening or ignored signs of possible malignancy, you may be able to sue her or him for malpractice. Unfortunately, many of the tens of thousands of cases of oral cancer diagnosed annually […]

  • Posted on: Nov 17 2020
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Are You a Victim of Orthodontic Malpractice?

If you or your child has been a victim of orthodontic malpractice in New York City, you will no doubt need an expert in this field of dentistry to rectify the problem — assuming it can be rectified. More than that, you will need a skilled dental malpractice lawyer to fight for your right to […]

  • Posted on: Nov 3 2020
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Early Signs of Potential Dental Negligence

Although most of us are taught from an early age to respect medical and dental professionals, there are times when our respect and trust may be misplaced. If you feel you have been mistreated by a negligent dentist, you may well be correct. At Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York, we take all […]

  • Posted on: Oct 21 2020
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Failure to Take Your Medical History May Constitute Dental Malpractice

Have you gone through a traumatic experience as the result of your dentist’s failure to take your medical history or keep it up to date? If so, you may very well be the victim of dental malpractice and entitled to compensation. The way to find out whether you have a viable dental malpractice lawsuit is […]

  • Posted on: Sep 16 2020
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