Dental Malpractice Attorney in Ventura County
Compassionate Service, Dedicated Advocacy
As humans, we use our mouths for almost every activity, from making conversation to eating food. So, when you experience a dental injury, it can negatively impact your mood and overall health. A dentist should be trusted to fix these injuries, not make them worse. Unfortunately, negligence on the part of dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists can occur from time to time. Dentists are human, too, and are prone to human error. However, it’s unacceptable as a patient to be injured by a dentist and then be expected to pay for those injuries through pain and suffering as well as mounting medical bills and lost income. As a Ventura County dental malpractice lawyer, it’s my job to make sure negligent dentists are held accountable for their actions so my clients can receive the compensation they need to heal. The Law Office of Dean Schweitzer provides dedicated advocacy during your time of need.
Our Dental Malpractice Services
If you suspect you’re a victim of dental malpractice, you’re not alone. Dental malpractice affects thousands of individuals each year, and at least 5% of all medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against dentists. Additionally, I’ve helped countless clients who have been injured due to dental negligence achieve the compensation they’re owed.
Cases I’ve successfully handled on behalf of my clients include:
- Anesthesia errors
- Infections and abscesses
- Nerve damage
- Root canals
- Failed dental implants
- Failed diagnoses and treatments
- Extraction injuries
- Defective bridges and crowns
- Orthodontic failures
- Wrongful death
- TMJ pain and dysfunction caused by doctor
Even if your dentist has denied any wrongdoing, they may be trying to evade responsibility. The best way to determine if your dentist caused your injuries is to hire a dental negligence lawyer who can investigate your unique situation. I have more than 30 years of experience as a dentist, so I am able to see both sides of the case and understand your dental issues.
What is the Statute of Limitations for Dental Malpractice Claims in California?
A statute of limitations is the amount of time a person has to file a personal injury lawsuit. The statute of limitations for dental malpractice in most states is three years after the date of injury, or one year after the individual discovers the injury — whichever comes first. In most cases, you have one year to file a lawsuit in a dental malpractice case. It’s recommended that you act as soon as possible. The sooner you hire an attorney, the sooner they can gather the evidence they need to hold your dentist responsible. As a Ventura County dental malpractice attorney with decades of experience as a dentist, I know exactly what I need to prove your injuries were caused by negligence.
How We Help
After you’ve been injured, you may be suddenly facing a large debt that you can’t afford to pay. Damages you can accrue after an accident include medical bills, which consist of hospital stays, surgeries, and prescription medications, as well as lost wages from missing days, and sometimes weeks, of work. If your loved one passed away from their injuries, your family may also have had to pay out-of-pocket for a funeral or burial. If a dentist’s negligence is responsible for your injuries or wrongful death, you may be eligible to recover these damages through filing a claim.
As a dental negligence attorney who focuses on dental malpractice in Ventura County, I can fight for your right to full and fair compensation. You deserve to seek justice after what happened to you and your family.
Call me for your free consultation at (661) 460-5795 — I’m ready to listen to your story.