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 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.
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.
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 973-366-3900 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, Mendham and Newton for your convenience.