Is it worth it to file a dental malpractice claim?

Blog submitted by Dane Levy, Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

If your dentists’ negligence has led to lasting injuries, it’s understandable that you’d want to be compensated. However, you might be wondering if it’s worth it to exert effort and money to win a dental malpractice case. Fortunately, courts tend to understand how serious dental injuries can be, resulting in large sums being awarded to plaintiffs.

In one dental malpractice case in Morris County, a jury awarded the plaintiffs $1.3 million. Another dental malpractice victim who had paid her dentist $36,000 won a significantly higher sum of $450,000 for her dental injuries. Our very own Attorney Dane Levy has even won $2.3 million on behalf of a client with a lingual nerve injury. As of right now, this is the highest lingual nerve injury verdict in the United States.

If your dentist is found to be guilty of malpractice, the courts take it very seriously, but to prove dental malpractice, you must prove several things. First, you must prove that you were your dentist’s patient. Second, you must prove that your dentist violated the standard of care by acting negligently in a way most trained dental professionals would not have acted. You must also show that the physical, economic, and/or mental damages you suffered can be documented and that your dentist’s actions are directly responsible for your damages. If you have proof that your dental injuries have resulted in more expenses, the courts will take it into account when deciding how much you will be compensated.

Building a successful case requires an experienced, knowledgeable dental malpractice lawyer, and Dane Levy has won several high-profile cases. Contact him today if you need a dental malpractice attorney California for misdiagnosed oral cancer, nerve injuries, or any other form of dental malpractice.