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Dental Malpractice

Legal Assistance for Dental Malpractice Matters in New Jersey

Holding dentists and dental practitioners to a higher standard

Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC was founded in 1950 and exclusively handles injury claims for victims and their families throughout the state of New Jersey. If a dentist, orthodontist or other dental professional injured you, our dental malpractice attorneys can pursue compensation for dental and medical bills, future treatments, lost income, diminished earning capacity, disability, disfigurement, pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. For more than 60 years, we’ve protected the people of New Jersey by delivering the highest level of personal attention and seeking the best outcome.

Dental malpractice cases in NJ

Dental malpractice occurs when a dentist, orthodontist or other dental professional makes a mistake in treatment that would not have been made by most dental professionals under similar circumstances. Dental malpractice can take many forms, including performing an unnecessary treatment, failing to diagnose a serious condition such as oral cancer and causing further damage in the course of treatment.

Dental delay is also a form of malpractice. Many dental procedures must be completed over a series of visits. Sometimes, one dental procedure can only begin after another procedure is completed. If your oral care practitioner delays the treatment, you can suffer additional, unnecessary pain and discomfort, as well as further complications. You may even face embarrassment in public because of your appearance.

Don’t delay in filing your dental malpractice claim

If you have been injured because of a dentist’s negligent treatment, our dental malpractice lawyers can help. Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC attorneys have the experience to represent patients who have been hurt as a result of dental malpractice — but for all NJ personal injury claims, time is of the essence! The statute of limitations requires you to commence your lawsuit within two years of the date the dental act or omission occurred, or within two years of the date you should have reasonably discovered your injuries. If you miss this strict deadline, you may permanently forfeit your right to obtain compensation for your injuries.

Schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about your rights in a medical malpractice claim

To learn more about filing a dental malpractice claim in New Jersey, call our team of dental malpractice lawyers at Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. We offer a Spanish translator upon request, and our attorneys maintain offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Bernardsville and Newton for your convenience.

  • In 2019, we settled or won, at trial/mediation/arbitration, 111 personal injury cases. Our clients recovered just under ten million dollars. In the last eleven years, we have settled/won over one thousand cases and our clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
  • Results may vary depeding on your particular facts and legal circumstances.
Our Offices
  • Dover Office
    77 Union Street, Suite 2A
    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
    Phone: 973-366-3900
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Newton Office
    93 Spring Street
    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
    Phone: 973-512-2207
    Fax: 973-813-3360
  • Elmwood Park Office
    One Broadway
    Suite 304
    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
    Phone: 201-794-3131
    Fax: 201-794-0812
  • Bernardsville Office
    150 Morristown Road
    Suite 103
    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
    Phone: 862-263-0770
    Fax: 973-813-3360