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Dental Malpractice Attorneys in Utah

UTAH DENTAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS

Like any medical professional, you trust your dentist or oral surgeon to provide safe, reasonable care and treatment. When they betray your trust, the results can be devastating. Dental treatment injuries can result in extreme pain and permanent damage. At best, you are likely to require extensive additional treatment to correct the damage you suffered. If you suffered injuries as a result of dental work performed by a Utah dentist, you may have the right to pursue legal action. You could be entitled to recover damages for your corrective treatment as well as lost wages and pain and suffering. Contact a Utah personal injury lawyer from William Rawlings & Associates.

WHAT IS DENTAL MALPRACTICE?

Dentists and other medical professionals sometimes make mistakes when providing treatment services to their patients. A mistake – even if you suffer injuries or damages as result – does not automatically indicate malpractice. Dentists must uphold a reasonable standard of care when treating their patients. The legal perspective on the reasonable standard of care is what another dentist with a background and experience similar to yours would have done in the same circumstances. If another dentist would have acted differently than your dentist under the same circumstances, you could be the victim of malpractice. 

The best way to determine whether you have a viable dental malpractice claim is to consult an attorney. An attorney can evaluate the details of your case and explain your options.

COMMON TYPES OF DENTAL MALPRACTICE

Although every case is different, dental malpractice attorneys do encounter several types of malpractice frequently, including:
Failure to diagnose
Delayed diagnosis
Incorrect diagnosis
Failure to refer to a specialist
Failure to properly supervise
Wrongfully administered anesthesia
Improper follow-up care
Providing incorrect treatment
Providing unnecessary treatment
Providing fraudulent treatment
Providing treatment without informed consent
Although these are some of the most common types of malpractice committed by dentists and oral surgeons, you might have experienced a different incident. If you suffered any injury related to dental treatment, contact an attorney as soon as possible.

COMMON TYPES OF DENTAL MALPRACTICE INJURIES

Dental malpractice injuries that we commonly encounter include:
Tooth loss
Dental drill injuries
Perforation of mouth tissues
Infection
Nerve damage
Jawbone fractures
Maxillary sinus exposure
Blood poisoning
Oral cancer
Cardiac damage
You may also have the right to pursue a dental malpractice claim for failed implants, bridges, crowns and other types of restorations, depending on the nature of your injuries. Talking to a Utah malpractice attorney will help you determine the best course of action. If you lost a loved one as a result of dental treatment or oral surgery, contact our office today. We can assist you with a wrongful death claim. You may be entitled to recover compensation for the victim’s funeral expenses as well as your own losses, such as:
Loss of companionship and care
Loss of consortium
Loss of financial assistance
Loss of inheritance
Pain and suffering
Emotional trauma
Although no settlement or jury award can bring your loved one back, pursuing a claim and help you get justice for your losses and provide peace of mind for your future.

HOW CAN A DENTAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY HELP YOU?

When you sustain physical harm due to the wrongful actions of another party, a personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for your damages. In the case of dental malpractice claims, having an experienced attorney on your side provides a number of significant benefits. Your attorney will protect your legal rights and fight to recover the maximum possible compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. 

Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to recovering damages that include:

HOW CAN A DENTAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY HELP YOU?

When you sustain physical harm due to the wrongful actions of another party, a personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for your damages. In the case of dental malpractice claims, having an experienced attorney on your side provides a number of significant benefits. Your attorney will protect your legal rights and fight to recover the maximum possible compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. 

Depending on the details of your case, you may be entitled to recovering damages that include:
Medical care and treatment costs
Lost wages and benefits
Future treatment costs
Future lost income
Pain and suffering
Emotional trauma
If you suffered any permanent damage, scarring, disfigurement or disability, you may be entitled to recover compensation for diminished earning capacity, diminished quality of life and other damages specific to your case. Your attorney will build the strongest possible case on your behalf and file a claim with the dentist’s malpractice insurance carrier. Ideally, your lawyer will successfully negotiate an acceptable settlement with the insurer. However, if the insurance company does not provide a reasonable settlement offer, your attorney may recommend filing a civil lawsuit and pursuing your claim in court.

TALK TO A UTAH DENTAL MALPRACTICE LAWYER TODAY

Time is of the essence if you suffered injuries caused by a dentist or oral surgeon. Before you provide any statement to the medical practitioner or their insurance company, contact the law office of William Rawlings & Associates. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation for personal injury victims. We will answer your questions, explore your options and help you get started with the legal claim process. 

Call us at 801-553-0505 or contact us online now to talk to a Utah dental malpractice attorney.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Most injury claims can be settled for their full value through negotiation, mediation or arbitration, without having to go to court. Our firm settles almost 98% of our accident cases outside of court. However, if the Insurance Company refuses to offer a reasonable settlement to compensate you for all of your present and future loss, this may require that you participate in legal proceedings.
This is going to be one of the biggest decisions that could affect the best outcome and the rest of your life. Most accident attorneys offer a free consultation so take the time to interview your attorney. Ask what is their philosophy? You will be working with them for a long time. You will want a firm that will help you with all aspects of your case, not just the injury portion. So choose a firm that will help you with property damage, rental car, doctor referrals and specialists you can’t afford and disability payments for time off work. Ask around and talk to family and friends who have had to use an accident attorney. Approximately 50% of our new client referrals come from previous clients and we are the Utah auto accident attorneys that other lawyers recommend to their family and friends.
A personal injury lawyer practices law relating to injuries suffered by an innocent party through some other party’s negligence. Our Firm has over 35 years experience in handling these types of claims and getting our client’s lives back on the right track after they have been injured. Also, the Insurance Company has their own attorney whose job it is to deny claims or pay out as little as possible. Put our experienced Personal Injury attorneys on your side. We will fight to get your medicals bills paid, loss of earnings and general pain and suffering award.
The Insurance Company will do everything they can to get you to sign a release for very little money. Most of the time they will make this offer before you are even through treating. Once you sign that release you cannot go back and ask for more help with more treatment or a future surgery, etc. Put our award winning Personal Injury Attorneys on your side. We will make sure you are fully compensated for your claim and all of your out of pocket expenses.
Knowledge is powerful and sometimes knowing what NOT to do can be more important to your claim.
Here is what makes us different and the Best Choice to handle your injury claim. We have attorneys who were former Insurance Adjusters and Insurance Attorneys. We fully understand the Insurance Company’s process and games and strategies they play to avoid paying claims. We have been settling claims for over 35 years so the Insurance Companies know us, know we don’t back down AND that we are not afraid to go to trial if that’s what it will take to get you full compensation for your claim. Also, we are always available 24/7 to answer a question about your claim and eliminate some of the stress involved from being in an accident once we discuss the process with you. We have been recognized by our Peers as Top Personal Injury Lawyers in Salt Lake City and have also been named Utah’s Legal Elite and Top Trial Attorneys.

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