Queens Dental Malpractice Attorney
Helping the Injured in New York
When you entrust your oral health to a medical professional and that trust is violated by negligence or oversight resulting in harm or injury - you deserve justice.
At the Law Office of David A. Kates, PLLC we are committed to fighting for the rights of victims of dental malpractice. We are your trusted partner in seeking justice for dental malpractice cases in and around Queens, New York. With over 20 years of legal experience, a deep connection to Queens, and a focus on medical malpractice, our firm is your perfect choice if you or a loved one has suffered from dental malpractice in the New York area.
What Is Dental Malpractice?
Dental malpractice happens when a dental professional, such as a dentist or oral surgeon, fails to meet the standard of care expected in their field, resulting in harm to a patient. Dental malpractice can encompass a wide range of negligent actions or omissions, and it often leads to severe injuries or complications that require additional medical treatment and financial burdens.
Common Dental Malpractice Injuries
Dental malpractice injuries can vary in severity, but some of the most common ones include:
- Nerve Damage: Mismanagement during procedures like extractions or root canals can lead to nerve damage, causing numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the face, mouth, or tongue.
- Infections: Failure to diagnose or treat infections properly can result in severe oral infections, leading to systemic health issues if left untreated.
- Wrongful Extractions: Unnecessary or incorrect tooth extractions can cause pain, disfigurement, and the need for costly corrective procedures.
- Inadequate Anesthesia: Administering incorrect or insufficient anesthesia can result in excruciating pain during dental procedures.
- Prosthodontic Errors: Ill-fitting or poorly constructed dental prosthetics, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, can lead to discomfort and functional issues.
- Failure to Diagnose: Dentists failing to identify conditions like oral cancer or gum disease in a timely manner can result in the progression of these diseases, leading to more severe consequences.
How a Dental Malpractice Attorney Can Help
A dental malpractice attorney is your advocate in seeking justice and compensation for the harm you've endured. At the Law Office of David A. Kates, PLLC, we provide the following services:
- Case Evaluation: We assess the merits of your case and determine if you have a valid claim.
- Investigation: We gather evidence, consult with experts, and build a strong case on your behalf.
- Negotiation: We negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel to secure a fair settlement.
- Litigation: If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to court to fight for your rights.
- Compassionate Support: We provide emotional support throughout the legal process, understanding the physical and emotional toll dental malpractice can take.
Why Choose the Law Office of David A. Kates, PLLC
- 20 Years of Legal Experience: Attorney David A. Kates has two decades of experience in medical malpractice law, giving him an in-depth understanding of complex dental malpractice cases.
- Queens Native: David A. Kates grew up in Queens, and his roots in the community make him passionate about helping Queens residents seek justice.
- Medical Malpractice Focus: Our firm specializes in medical malpractice cases, allowing us to provide focused expertise in this area of law.
If you or a loved one has suffered dental malpractice in Queens, New York, trust the Law Office of David A. Kates, PLLC, to be your dedicated and experienced legal partner. We are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve and holding negligent dental professionals accountable for their actions.
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