If you suffered irreversible damage, disfigurement, or other harm because of a dentist's negligence, you may have a viable claim for compensation.
These cases are technical, difficult to prove, and hard-fought by dental practitioners. Your attorney should have specific experience in the field of dental malpractice, including the ability to invest substantially in the required experts. Seattle dental malpractice lawyer Matthew D. Dubin has handled these cases, with many successful outcomes. He is qualified to give an honest assessment of your potential claim, and is prepared to pursue it all the way if he takes the case.
We offer a free case evaluation to all new clients. Call us at 206-462-4428 to schedule yours.
Types of Dental Injury Claims We Have Handled
The Law Offices of Matthew D. Dubin in Seattle, Washington has prevailed in dental malpractice claims against dentists, orthodontists, and oral surgeons. Representing clients in Bellevue, Everett, Tacoma, and throughout the greater Puget Sound area, our Seattle dental malpractice lawyers have won compensation for clients on the basis of:
- Nerve damage (loss of feeling or motor skills) in the tongue, lips, jaw, or facial muscles (as from drilling or injection)
- Disfigurement of the face, mouth, or teeth
- A botched root canal that kills the tooth
- Failed crown or bridge procedures
- Chronic, debilitating pain
- Severe infection
- Failing to disclose risks or get patient consent
- Failing to diagnose gum disease or oral cancer
- Anesthesia injury or wrongful death resulting from dentistry
- Extraction of a healthy tooth
Bringing a Dental Malpractice Claim
Contact a Seattle dental malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to improve your chances of securing monetary damages. Your burden of proof requires extensive research and documentation, and you can lose your right to sue if you miss deadlines for filing and serving notice to defendants.
Dental malpractice cases are less likely to settle, for insurance and professional reputation reasons. In preparing your case for the likelihood of trial, we obtain and analyze relevant records, including prior treatment. By law, your case must be reviewed by an expert in the same field who will testify, under oath, that your dentist failed to meet the accepted standard of care. Ideally, the next dentist who treated you and repaired the damage after the malpractice is best qualified to support your claim.
We present a comprehensive demand package for the insurance company, including any costs of restoration or future medical care, permanent damage, reduction in earning capacity, and/or emotional damages. The insurance company may be open to a fair settlement once presented with our solid case, but we can and do go to trial with confidence.
Contact a Seattle Dental Malpractice Lawyer Today!
Not every adverse outcome constitutes malpractice. However, we encourage you to contact our firm if you think you may have a legitimate case. Mr. Dubin is current on state laws and practiced at taking depositions of dental experts. Call 206-462-4428 to discuss your case. There are no attorney's fees unless we recover damages in your case.