A North Carolina Dental Malpractice Lawyer Fighting for You
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the error of your dentist or a member of their staff, you need to contact an aggressive North Carolina dental malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case. Attorney Harry H. Albritton, Jr. with Irons & Irons P.A., has the experience you need and the dedication to aggressively advocate on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. In the event we can’t secure compensation, you don’t pay for our legal services.
Understanding Dental Malpractice
While visiting your dentist or undergoing dental surgery, it’s reasonable to expect that they will take necessary precautions and provide the proper standard of care to treat you. Unfortunately, negligence and avoidable errors do occur, and in this case, it’s important to realize that dental malpractice is a type of medical malpractice where the healthcare provider can be held responsible for any injury or losses the caused.
There are various forms of dental malpractice. These forms can include, but are not fully limited to to the following:
- Unnecessary extraction of a tooth;
- Performing an unnecessary dental procedure; For example, performing a root canal or extraction when a filling is sufficient;
- Failing to diagnose a serious dental issue and a subsequent lack of treatment, causing the problem to worsen;
- Misdiagnosing a dental issue, leading the patient to receive the incorrect treatment for the issue;
- Performing a dental procedure on the incorrect tooth;
- Incorrect anesthesia administration during a dental treatment;
- Failing to properly sterilize dental equipment and causing an infection;
- Causing nerve damage while providing a routine dental treatment;
- Failing to accurately read and consider the dental history of a patient; and/or
- Intentional harming a patient while they are sedated for a dental treatment.
The Statute of Limitations on Dental Malpractice in North Carolina
According to the North Carolina General Statute § 1-15, a plaintiff has three years to file a dental malpractice claim starting from the last act of the dental provider giving rise to alleged injuries. However, if the patient was not aware of the injury or harm and learned later the dentist was at fault, the patient has one additional year to discover the alleged negligence and no more than four years from the last act of the dental provider giving rise to the alleged injuries.
Why Choose Irons & Irons P.A. as Your Dental Malpractice Lawyer
Attorney Harry H. Albritton with Irons & Irons P.A. is committed to serving his clients and has a track record of success in medical and dental malpractice. This includes:
- $50,000 to a dental patient who suffered sinus cavity perforation while undergoing a routine dental visit.
- $55,000 to a child who was abused physically during a dental procedure.
- $1.3 million secured in compensation to multiple families with children who underwent excessive procedures and dental work unsupported by X-rays.
Schedule a Consultation with Our NC Dental Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you have been injured due to a dentist’s avoidable error or negligence, we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Schedule a consultation today at 252-215-3000 or complete the below contact form to get started.