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Can I get a pro bono lawyer from dental malpractice?

Highlands, NJ |

I have major dental issues from my past dentist. He was taken to court by other patients and was sued and got his licence taken away. I have 3 teeth he did root canals on that were never finished and broke off. He capped almost all my top teeth and all the crowns have fallen off and my teeth that were still my own are dying and falling out. I'm a 35 year old mother of four kids. I'm so embedded about my smile. That's all I really want out of this is my smile back.

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    You do not need a pro bono attorney. Dental malpractice attorneys work on contingency fees. They get paid out of the proceeds and advance the costs. I hope he has malpractice insurance because, if not, he will probably file for bankruptcy because I would expect that he committed malpractice on the majority of his patients. This is an all too common scenario. Consult with a local dental malpractice attorney and good luck.


  2. Simply Google "dental malpractice lawyer", and they only get paid unless they get you money.


  3. The challenge isn't to find a pro bono attorney. Your task is to find counsel who has handled malpractice and is willing to accept your case. Dental malpractice cases tend to require extensive expert workup and at the same time the damages tend to be low. While my office - not in your jurisdiction - has handled and tried dental malpractice cases, we are extremely selective about viable cases. Start looking now. Don't waste any time. More on malpractice: BLUE LINK BELOW

    Law Offices of Andrew D. Myers, North Andover, MA & Derry, NH provide answers for informational purposes only. Actual legal advice can only be given by an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction, thoroughly familiar with the area of the law in which your concern lies. This creates no attorney-client relationship.


  4. You do not need a pro bono lawyer. A medical malpractice attorney will only collect fees if your case is won. Consult with a local medical malpractice attorney. Consultations are generally free.


  5. I doubt any attorney would undertake a dental malpractice case pro bono, when you have access to an attorney through a contingent-fee contract agreement. Contact some local personal injury attorneys and see whether or not they are able to undertake your representation.

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