Nearly 25,000 incidents of dental malpractice happen in the United States each year. Less than half of those cases will ever be recorded. Many victims do not seek a dental malpractice lawyer or come forward to file for any compensation.
Studies in the last decade clearly show that most dental patients have very little knowledge of their rights. They do not believe that they have enough of a case to take their dentist to court. They are not aware of what issues constitute a valid lawsuit. Examples of dental malpractice cases include, but are not limited to; tongue injuries, failure to diagnose a condition like cancer on the tongue or in the mouth, and extracting the wrong teeth. The injuries that can be claimed are rather severe damages, both permanent and irreversible in nature.
Beyond not understanding what injuries constitute legal action, many people believe that medical malpractice lawyers cannot be afforded because they charge excessive fees. This turns out to be a myth because many dental malpractice lawyers do not charge any fees. Payment charges depend on the patient’s unique situation and whether he has enough grounds to legally claim compensation for personal injury.
Lawyers whose specialty lies in medical malpractice generally offer two things for little or no cost. The first is a consultation session for anyone who needs to know whether she has any chance in a courtroom. The second to enter into a contingency agreement. This moves any financial risk over to the litigator, because he only gets paid if the court decides in your favor as a claimant. He can afford to do this because it is better than if he ends up not receiving any money.
Know your rights by familiarizing yourself with the Statute of Limitations. It will guide you how long you can file a claim after the incident. You need to do this now and not cheat yourself out of compensation.