Dental malpractice is negligence by a dentist or other dental specialists like an oral surgeon, orthodontist, endodontist, periodontist, dental hygienist, or dental assistant. Dental malpractice is a subspeciality within the field of medical malpractice that involves substandard care of a patient’s mouth, jaw, dentition, or head.
A dentist is not negligent simply because the desired result was not achieved. As the plaintiff, you must establish that the dental health care provider did not provide a standard of care, which can be proven through the testimony of expert dental witnesses who provide similar procedures.
In a dental malpractice lawsuit, you can seek compensation for current and future dental and medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by medical error.
The statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in Michigan is two years, either from the date of the incident or from the date of the last treatment, so you should talk to a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible following your injury.
At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., our experienced attorneys represent clients in a range of practice areas that include personal injury, workers’ compensation, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.
Dental malpractice cases are complex and involve the interpretation of the law and medicine. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, senior partner, Eileen Kroll is a seasoned trial lawyer and registered nurse. She specializes in treating victims with dignity while helping them understand and navigate their medical malpractice case, including negotiations with the insurance company.
Our team of medical malpractice attorneys evaluate your unique situation and determine your legal options. Our legal team has an extensive network of dentists and medical professionals who assist in reviewing cases to determine whether medical negligence occurred and if the claim can be effectively prosecuted.
If you or a loved one is an injured patient due to the negligence of dental health care professionals in Clinton or the surrounding areas and seek legal advice, contact our law firm at 866-MICH-LAW for a no-obligation case evaluation. Our law firm never charges a fee unless we win a settlement.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.