Speaking the Language

When I went to Law School, I was taught (among many other things) the language of the law. Medical and Dental School have languages of their own, and a Dental or Medical Malpractice Attorney is only as good as his or her ability to speak it. Toledo Personal Injury Lawyer Dennis E. Sawan is an intelligent advocate for the rights of the injured. He prides himself on the ability to quickly and efficiently learn and explain complex medical concepts and procedures.

What Should I Do if I’ve Suffered Dental Malpractice in Ohio?

Dental malpractice cases often go unreported, leaving the patient to deal with the complications, pain and suffering associated with the malpractice at his or her own expense. The reason so many cases of malpractice go unreported is because most patients are not aware of their rights, what they should do to handle the situation, or that the issue was malpractice and not an unfortunate result of an otherwise controlled procedure.

If you are experiencing significant pain, suffering, disfigurement, or other injury that is due to a recent dental procedure, you need to contact your dentist immediately to discuss the injury. Your dental professional should be able to explain to you what the potential problem may stem from, as well as any complications that occurred during the procedure. It is important to speak with the dentist to explain exactly what the problem is and to get clarification of all the possible reasons for your suffering. If your dentist claims no fault in the matter, uses terminology or is unclear about what the causes may be, or denies any wrongdoing that you know has occurred, it is necessary to contact a Dental Malpractice Attorney.

Your Dental Malpractice Attorney will analyze the facts of your case and determine liability for the injury. Having a dental malpractice attorney to represent your case is imperative to attaining the compensation that you may be entitled to.

If you are suffering injury, missing work, or in need of subsequent treatments to correct problems inflicted by a dental procedure, you need to contact a dental malpractice attorney immediately to aggressively pursue what is owed to you in damages or compensation. Attorney Dennis Sawan is exceptionally skilled in dealing with dental malpractices cases and is fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. Your physical and emotional wellbeing is of primary concern after an unfortunate dental incident, and it is always in your best interest to pursue a case if you are continuing to suffer from a mistake on the part of your dental professional.

Jaw Injuries and TMJ

The normal resting position of your jaw is referred to as centric relation. Often times, a dental procedure such as an occlusal adjustment or occlusal equilibrium can lead to unevenness in the resting position of the jaw. In turn, this can lead to irreversible jaw injuries such as TMJ. Typical symptoms include pain in the jaw and ear, ringing in the ears, persistent headaches and weakness in tooth enamel.

Informed Consent

Occlusal Adjustments or Occlusal Equilibriums are procedures designed to permanently alter jaw alignment through the process of grinding down teeth. The procedure is inherently risky, and the results are often irreversible. Such procedures are not to be done by just any Dentist, but required a specialized skill set and significant experience to get it right. As a result, it is critical that Dentist’s be held accountable if they fail to fully explain the risks to a patient. If you believe you have been injured by this procedure or another dental procedure, call the Law Office of Dennis E. Sawan to schedule a free and confidential consultation and case evaluation.


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Sawan & Sawan is an Ohio based dental malpractice law firm with Ohio dental malpractice attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio. If you were the victim of dental malpractice in Ohio and would like to speak further about your specific legal matter, call Sawan & Sawan today at 1-866-INJURY-0 or 419-900-0955 to schedule a free consultation.