Dental Malpractice Claim | What are Your Options?

“To err is human”, and that is why you need to know what remedies you have in case of dental malpractice. We are not saying that the dentists or the orthodontist or even an oral surgeon is not good at what they do. But the end result of even a single mistake can be grave. That is why there is insurance available for such instances where you are the victim of the mistake of a medical practitioner.

Dental malpractices are not very common in the city of Seattle, Kirkland, Bellingham, Olympia and all across the Washington State, but they do happen.  It is hard to prove such a case in the court. This is because you need to show that the dentist did not execute his/her job to the normal standard of care and due to that you got hurt or it led to further injuries and increased your problems.

What Do You Need to Prove?

In the court of law, you need have to provide evidence that:

  • Your healthcare provider’s care fell beneath the normal standard of care in his or her community–i.e. Kirkland, Seattle, or whatever city you are in.
  • Secondly, you also need to show that the injuries sustained by you are the direct result of such negligence by the dentist.

Common Dental Malpractice Injuries 

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  • Tooth or mouth infections
  • Cuts and inner mouth injuries
  • Removing the wrong tooth
  • Damaging or severing a nerve which led to injuries
  • Faulty root canal
  • Missed diagnosis
  • Lingual nerve damages
  • Lingual nerve being severed

These are only some of the most common post-checkup or procedure injuries experienced by the people. At Jackman Law Firm we have enough experience in dental malpractice litigations that you will be able to prove the wrongful doing of the medical practitioner easily.

Insurance Claims:

All the medical practitioners today have insurance for instances like these. They know that even it is not their fault, the patients may try to shift the blame on them. In this case, the dentist’s insurance company has to pay for the losses. And the rest is up to the court to decide whether or not to bar the doctor’s practice license. The good thing is that if you have good relations with the dentist, you won’t be forcing him/her to pay. The insurance company has to pay for your injuries and losses.

There are certain other complexities when it comes to filing insurance claims. There is the matter of consent form, subrogation file, and a few other nuanced but important points. For a layman, all these terms and issues can be frustrating and not to mention the mounting up medical bills is already causing you problems. But not to worry, at Jackman Law Firm, we have expertise in dealing with all kinds of cases including the dental malpractices.

What can we do?

We will help you understand what are your legal rights in this scenario. And also we will prove in the court that your injuries are the result of the negligence of your doctor. After this, you will get your deserved share of compensation for the following:

  • All the current and future medical bills
  • Lost wages and out of pocket expenses
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering costs

Our first approach will be to settle the case out of the court with the insurance company. But if that doesn’t pan out, then we will fight for you in the court. In all this, your job is to just give us a call today and not share any of the information (like pics and videos) on social media. The Jackman Law Firm will take care of the rest.