My dentist broke my jaw while cleaning my teeth. They also pulled my wisdom teeth without my consent. How much do you think I can get and if I hired a lawyer how much they would get paid out of the settlement? Thanks.
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Wow. I have never heard such a nightmare dental story. First and foremost, what was the initial reason for seeking treatment? What you have described is definitely a tort and you would be entitled to compensation.
It's in line with a "conversion" or "medical battery" which is when someone does something for which they do not have your consent. As far as hiring an attorney, it is likely that you could find someone to take this case on a lien basis.
The standard rates are 33 1/3% prior to discovery and 40% after discovery commences. This is pretty typical across the board although you can often get an attorney to represent you for slightly less if you ask.
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