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When Dental Negligence Causes Nerve Damage

If you are experiencing ongoing pain, numbness, loss of taste, or problems eating or speaking after dental work, it is likely that you are suffering nerve damage. While sometimes nerve damage is unavoidable, it is often the result of dental negligence. If your dentist is responsible for your suffering, he or she should be held accountable. Attorney Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. of Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers of New York is well-prepared to see that this occurs. 

Lance Ehrenberg has decades of successful experience fighting for the rights of victims of dental malpractice. As soon as you contact him and he determines that you have a viable case, he will fight for your rights.

If your dentist did not take all the steps necessary to safeguard you, and you have suffered serious injury as a result, you are entitled to legal compensation. Lance Ehrenberg will file a dental malpractice lawsuit on your behalf and work tirelessly to see that you obtain the resources you need and deserve

What kind of dental procedures can result in nerve damage?

Nerve damage during dental work is not as uncommon as you may think. It can occur during any number of dental procedures, including extractions of molars or wisdom teeth, root canal work, and installation of dental implants or dental bridges. The nerves that can be negatively impacted by dental work include the trigeminal nerve, the lingual nerve, and the inferior alveolar nerve.

What are the symptoms of nerve damage after dental work?

A number of distressing symptoms may be suffered as a result of nerve damage after dental work, including:

  • Numbness or tingling of the face, lips, and tongue
  • Complete loss of sensation in the mouth or face
  • Nerve pain in the area
  • Loss of taste 
  • Extreme sensitivity in the region
  • Difficulty eating, problems with chewing

What kind of compensation can I expect to receive if I win my case?

The level of compensation you are awarded by the court will depend on the severity of the nerve damage as assessed by medical experts, your long-term prognosis, and the effect of your symptoms on your daily life and routine activities. Lance Ehrenberg will fight hard to get you every dollar you are entitled to for: 

  • Medical/dental costs
  • Lost income (present and future)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

Other factors the court will consider in regard to your award if the verdict goes your way is the severity of your dentist’s errors: Was your dentist inattentive while performing dental surgery? Did he or she neglect to take a full medical history or fail to pay attention to it? Did your dentist explain the dangers inherent in your dental procedure before it was performed? Did she/he obtain your informed consent? 

What a Strong Dental Malpractice Attorney Will Do to Help

Medical and dental malpractice cases are notoriously difficult to win because judges and juries tend to feel that healthcare professionals are well-intentioned and careful. Nonetheless, Lance Ehrenberg has your back. He will:

  • Fully investigate the particulars of what went wrong
  • Examine all dental and medical records
  • Interview any dental staff that may have been present during your procedure
  • Confer with dental and medical experts who may be able to bolster your case

Most of all, he will use his well-honed litigation skills to your advantage in the courtroom.

Contact Our Experienced Dental Malpractice Attorney Today

Lance Ehrenberg has served multiple victims of dental malpractice throughout the metropolitan New York City area well and has a history of successful outcomes. His years of experience have made him painfully familiar with the way nerve damage caused by negligent dentists can adversely affect your life. Sympathetic to your plight, he will do everything in his power to make sure you receive appropriate compensation for all you have been through.

About the Author
Of all the different areas in medical malpractice, it is podiatry malpractice that has had a particular interest to me. With 42 years practicing law and representing hundreds of victims of malpractice, I have created a law practice in which my clients are comfortable knowing that their case is being handled with my personal attention, in the most professional manner, and without unreasonable delays.