Category Archives: Dental Malpractice

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When is dental implant failure dental malpractice?

No matter what your age, losing your teeth is a physical and psychological blow. Tooth loss interferes with your appearance, your ability to chew, your speech, your general health, and your sense of self-esteem. For some, dental implants are a marvelous innovation, providing replacement teeth that are permanent and work just as their natural teeth […]

  • Posted on: Jul 7 2021
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What are the most common types of dental malpractice?

Although dental malpractice represents only about 7 percent of medical malpractice cases, it can be devastating for those who suffer its consequences. Long-term injuries and even fatalities can be traced to dental negligence. At Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York, Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. has 35 years of experience and a well-earned reputation for […]

  • Posted on: May 12 2021
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Q&As About Dental Malpractice

If you have been a victim of dental malpractice, you know just how painful and disruptive dental injury can be. So does Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. of Dental & Podiatry Lawyers of New York who has been protecting the rights of dental malpractice victims for over 30 years. He has a well-earned reputation as both a […]

  • Posted on: Apr 7 2021
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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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