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Dental Malpractice Defense Attorneys
Defending Dentists in New York City

Although incidents of injury resulting from dental treatment are not as widely publicized as many medical malpractice matters, they are not uncommon within the industry. Dentists are coming under increased scrutiny as dental procedures become more complex and invasive. Dental implants, root canals, crowns, cosmetic dental procedures and even routine cavity filling can become the basis for a dental malpractice claim.

At Montfort, Healy, McGuire & Salley LLP, our legal team works hard to effectively defend dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, orthodontists and other dental professionals against frivolous malpractice claims. To learn more about the professional dental malpractice defense services we offer, contact a managing partner at our Garden City, New York, law firm today.

Aggressively Defending Dentists in Dental Malpractice Lawsuits

For over 50 years, insurance companies and dentists throughout New York City and the surrounding areas have relied on our experienced insurance defense lawyers to protect their interests in dental malpractice litigation. As skilled dental malpractice defense attorneys, we take pride in standing up for the rights and reputations of dentists and other oral health care professionals.

In order for a plaintiff to prevail on a dental malpractice claim, he must prove that he sustained injury as a result of the dental treatment and that the treatment did not meet the minimum standard of care required of a reasonable and prudent oral health care professional. The plaintiff must show that there is a direct link between the alleged negligent act and the injury that the plaintiff sustained. Our law firm holds plaintiffs to their burden of proof and seeks to have frivolous claims dismissed as soon as possible. Using expert dental witness testimony, we challenge dental malpractice claims at every juncture.

Much like doctors who are sued for medical malpractice based on a wide variety of alleged medical errors, dentists face a number of accusations in dental malpractice cases, including:

  • Failing to diagnose tongue cancer, gum cancer, lip cancer or other oral cancer or oral disease
  • Making surgical procedure errors
  • Causing nerve injury during oral surgery or routine dental care
  • Delaying diagnosis of periodontal disease
  • Failing to properly treat an oral infection or other dental condition
  • Other dental error or negligence resulting in patient injury

Are You Being Sued for Dental Malpractice?

An experienced dental malpractice defense attorney at our firm can help you understand your rights and defend you against the allegations you are facing. We understand that a dental malpractice claim can ruin the reputation and career that you worked so hard to establish. We at Montfort, Healy are dedicated to defending you and helping you move past damaging malpractice allegations.

Contact our managing partner at our office today to discuss your specific case and how our firm goes about defending dentists.

Our law firm handles personal injury, medical malpractice and other insurance defense litigation matters in the State of New York, specifically in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Queens (Long Island), Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Richmond (Staten Island), Bronx and Westchester.

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