Long Island Injury Law Firm of Siben & Siben LLP
Siben & Siben LLP
90 East Main Street
Bay Shore, NY 11706
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Siben & Siben Long Island Dental Malpractice Lawyers

Long Island Dental Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is not limited to the damage and injuries that can be inflicted by a medical doctor.  Quite the opposite; all medical practitioners, including dentists, must be held accountable for their actions and treatment choices. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in seven cases of medical malpractice in 2006 involved a dental professional.   If you have suffered an injury at the hands of a dentist, you may have grounds for a dental malpractice suit.  Siben & Siben, Long Island dental malpractice lawyers, can help you navigate the legal process and determine if you have a claim.  It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible following you injury at the dentist in order to preserve your right to sue.

Types of Dental Injuries

While there are many types of injuries that can be sustained in the dentist’s chair or at the hands of a dentist that you trust, the most common dental injuries result from negligence.  These instances may occur when the dentist or other dental professional:

  • Fails to properly detect an oral disease or an oral malformation
  • Improperly utilizes dental utensils
  • Installs a shoddy or unsafe dental device or dental product
  • Causes injury to the oral cavity or the surrounding tissue and bone during a dental procedure

There have also been instances of people actually dying in the dental chair, usually due to a dental procedure gone wrong or the improper use of dental anesthetics.  In these instances, if negligence or malpractice is involved, a wrongful death suit may be warranted.

If you or someone that you care about has been the victim of malpractice at the hands of a dentist, call Siben & Siben right away to discuss the legal ramifications that the dentist may face.  You may be entitled to a large cash settlement for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future problems that may result from the dentist’s recklessness.  Siben & Siben Long Island dental malpractice lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and take your case to the next level if negotiation with the at-fault dentist doesn’t work.  We are ready to litigate on your behalf to win you the compensation for your dental injury that you deserve.