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Dental Malpractice Lawsuit…

Submitted By: Bruce (Dallas, Texas)

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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Dear Bruce,

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.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: November 16, 2010

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  1. I had a jaw and chin job done and my surgeon set my chin bone wrong. He told me I have to go again for surgery to fix the mistake he did.

    In the beginning he told me I only needed one surgery, now he says that he tried but things didn’t go as he planed and now I have to go again to fix that.

    Do you think I have a case? And if I do how much you think I am entitled to?

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