If you or a loved one are victims of dental negligence, it’s essential to act quickly by hiring a personal injury lawyer who can help you collect evidence to support your claim. In Michigan, claims must be filed within two years of the act or failure to act, or six months of discovery, so there is no time to lose.
An established law firm like Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., in Livonia, Michigan, can help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and lost wages.
For a malpractice claim to stick, you must prove certain factors. It’s necessary to verify that the dentist had a duty of care to you as the patient. Support of this claim is available through the record of your appointment. However, it is more difficult to prove that the standard of care required was breached and that you experienced harm as a result.
It is also necessary to prove that you incurred damages, requiring medical records, x-rays, other doctors/dentists’ advice, and expert witness testimony for evidence. That is why hiring a dental malpractice lawyer to handle your case is an essential first step. It takes years of personal injury law experience to accurately collect, interpret, and present this evidence to back up a malpractice claim.
In extreme cases, wrongful death sometimes occurs as a result of dental malpractice. This can happen when there is a failure to diagnose an infection or oral cancer or the dentist’s negligence if they don’t read a patient’s chart noting extreme allergies or other medical conditions.
If you lose a loved one in a case of wrongful death, an experienced lawyer can use malpractice law to get you significant compensation to cover the costs of burial, emotional pain and suffering, and more.
The key to success in malpractice cases is a well-versed team of medical malpractice attorneys. At Cochran, Kroll & Associates, we can assist you in filing your claim promptly with sufficient evidence to support the case.
Eileen Kroll, one of our esteemed senior partners, also brings her background as a registered nurse to the table, which is extremely valuable when interpreting medical records for evidence. Don’t hesitate to contact us today at 866-MICH-LAW for your free consultation.
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