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Dental Malpractice


If you are a victim of dental malpractice, let us be your advocate

Maine Dental Malpractice Lawyers

While it doesn’t receive the same attention as medical malpractice by physicians, dental malpractice does happen here in Maine and around the nation. More than 30,000 patients have filed complaints against dentists in the U.S. in the past decade, for treatment errors that in some cases caused irreparable damage.

Dentists are required under Maine law to provide care that meets or exceeds the standards of the profession.

When a dentist fails to meet that responsibility, and you are harmed as a result, you may have a claim for dental malpractice. The financial damages victims in such cases are entitled to recover include:

  • Past and future healthcare costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cosmetic complications
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
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Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.

We have obtained several of the largest medical malpractice jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about dental medicine and skilled at proving fault, documenting the extent of your injuries, and ensuring that you receive full compensation. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients.

What are some common types of dental malpractice?

Malpractice claims are most often seen in the fields of prosthodontics (involving tooth replacement), endodontics (involving the insides of teeth), and restorative dentistry (involving veneers, fillings, and similar treatments). Here are common types of dental malpractice.

  • Unnecessary cosmetic or dental procedures or surgery
  • Failure to detect periodontal disease
  • Failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Errors causing nerve damage to face, lips, jaw, or tongue
  • Improper sterilization of instruments and equipment
  • Improper administration of anesthetics
  • Errors in performing root canals
  • Failing to diagnose or properly treat infections
  • Other injuries to patients

No other firm in Maine can match our resources and expertise

No other firm in Maine can match the depth of our expertise and the resources we use to bring these complex cases to a successful conclusion. We pride ourselves in taking on and winning cases that other lawyers have turned down because they knew how challenging, costly, and time-consuming the case will be or they didn’t have the experience, expertise, and resources to identify the malpractice.

Maine has strict statutes of limitations for the filing a dental malpractice complaint. This is another reason why it is critical to consult with us as soon as possible if you think you might be a victim of dental malpractice.

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Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.

Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.

Our attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.

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