Med­ical and Den­tal Mal­prac­tice


Dental and Medical Malpractice


The firm has rep­re­sented numer­ous solo prac­ti­tion­ers, small, medium and large den­tal and med­ical groups and clin­ics, as well as well as non­profit orga­ni­za­tions, and men­tal health care facil­i­ties since the incep­tion of our firm. The rep­re­sen­ta­tion of health care providers for over 25 years has included gen­eral den­tists, peri­odon­tists, prostho­don­tists, ortho­don­tists, oral sur­geons, and endodon­tists in the field of den­tistry, as well as cos­metic sur­geons, ortho­pe­dic sur­geons, neu­rol­o­gists, neu­ro­sur­geons, speech and hear­ing ther­a­pists, radi­ol­o­gists, oto­laryn­gol­o­gists, psy­chol­o­gists and psy­chi­a­trists, phar­ma­cists, nurses, and ther­a­pists.    

An exam­ple of the types of cases in which we have defended den­tists and spe­cial­ists include, but is not lim­ited to, cases involv­ing full mouth recon­struc­tions, fail­ure of implants, lin­gual nerve pares­the­sias from lower wis­dom tooth extrac­tions, sinus per­fo­ra­tions, broken/separated root canal files, cal­cium hydrox­ide injury, intru­sion of implants on sur­round­ing nerves, anes­thetic injec­tion nerve injury, fail­ure to diag­nose oral can­cer, root resorp­tion from ortho­don­tic treat­ment, and wrong­ful death cases from anes­the­sia. 

Cases involv­ing the defense of med­ical providers include, but is not lim­ited to, breach of the stan­dard of care issues involv­ing surgery, post­op­er­a­tive com­pli­ca­tions, fail­ure to diag­nose, wrong­ful death, informed con­sent issues, laser injuries, nerve injuries, and para­ple­gia. 

The firm is active with pro­vid­ing ongo­ing sup­port to den­tists and doc­tors in the design­ing of informed con­sents for their patients.  This sup­port includes sem­i­nars which have been pro­vided to den­tists through­out the State of Cal­i­for­nia.  Our firm also has exten­sive expe­ri­ence in the area of pharmacist’s defense, hav­ing designed pol­icy man­u­als for major phar­ma­cies.