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Posted by Jackie
Dr. Zinman is a kind and caring attorney. I wish there were more people like him in this world. Although, he couldn't take my case because I live so far away. Out of the kindness of his heart, he advised me on how to protect myself from the negligent and unscrupulous dentist who ruined my veeners. Dr. Zinman clearly doesn't like it when the community gets taken advantage of. Because he was quick to share his wealth of expert knowledge for free with me and guided me step by step through the process. I have received multiple e-mails from Dr. Zinman, some times just checking in on me and providing answers to all my questions. I am so grateful for him.
I highly recommend Dr. Zinman to everyone, he will go above and beyond for you. Like he did for me. Not only is Dr. Zinman an attorney with 30 years of dental malpractice experience, but he is also a former dentist. Which is why he's so brilliant at what he does. When I was researching for a dental malpractice attorney. I kept seeing many articles online regarding big money judgments for dental malpractice cases won by Dr. Zinman (look them up). I even read that he has sued Western Dental over 60 times and won. I was impressed and happy to see someone fighting for the underdogs, against the big corporate dental chains. Thank you Dr. Zinman for helping me and others in our desperate time of need. I'm blessed to know, such a devoted, highly intelligent, honest and caring professional as Dr. Zinman. May all the good you do, come back to you!
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Zinman was admitted as a PRO HAC VICE on my sig dental malpractice in Virginia, and I subsequently filed non-suit shortly after Mr. Zinman and my attorney released the designation of experts testimony, since they never allowed me to review any of the dental records that the dentist presented, they never deposed any of the former employees that I recommended that had significant information, nor did they explain how they arrived at their decision which was contrary to my deposition as well as my excellent dental expert's opinion (specialist in Prosthodontics).. Specifically, the dentist who also has a law degree destroyed my entire oral health in 10 years time, in which he impulsively extracted of all of my 2nd molars without x-rays and informed consent, which also resulted in significant bone loss to my lower jaw area; however, the dentist never acknowledged the bone loss. During the 10 years of treatment, I did not have an ability to chew my foods from 2003 until my Board-Certified Prosthodontist restored my oral health in June 2013. This dentist extracted a total of 9 teeth w/o x-rays and informed consent: #29, #13, #10, # 5, #17, #20, #30, #31, and #15. The dentist also deliberately w/h my first 3 treatments beginning 8-28-02, 9-18-02, 10-2-02, for litigation purposes and fraudulently posted these tx's to my former dentist's record,previously retired. The dentist also usd former dentist's pt inform sheet with my name on it and crossed/o date and egregiously changed my husband's first treatment with him to my former chart and noted recent hx diabetes. This dentist also added add tx's to my former dental chart and then deleted billing record. Although I testified to this, and sent emails requesting a document examiner, my requests were ignored. Thus, the dentist did not present my attorney with all of my treatments and he presented false interrogatories. When the dentist was deposed, Mr. Zinman only asked dentist if he treated me at my former dentist's office, which he falsely testified he had, but that he did not remember the treatment. No further questions were presented by my counsel. The dentist also performed multiple root canals that were faulty unbeknownst to me that caused serious dental infections and bacterial infections resulting in endocarditis and residual heart valve residuals; however, no x-rays were presented in support of the root canals. I had 39 documented return dental trips that I made to this dentist's office for faulty crowns cracking and falling out, but at no time was this ever discussed with him either. In addition, the dentist placed a dollop of glue on my one implant without connecting it and then placed an open margin bridge over it that resulted in add'l inflamm (pus infection), bone loss, and the implant was left in place but no longer functioning as an implant. This dentist also kept me in temporaries from 2-25-06 until 2009, 2010, and as a result all of my teeth had decay on them. As such, he placed crowns over decay and the crowns had over hanging margins, which resulted in add'l bacterial infections. It should also be noted that this dentist only presented 3 x-rays taken in 2003, 2005, but no x-rays taken after crowns placed. Also, this dentist also alleged all of his laboratory receipts were destroyed by sprinkler system and when Mr. Zinman asked him if he attempted to obtain dup's after being notified of my complaint he stated he had not. Although the burden shld have shifted to the dentist, Mr. Zinman bent over backwrds and agred to obtain records for last 2 years; but,, no recds rec'd. Mr. Zinman also assesed me with med induced xerostomia to lessen the damges, which I do not....just the opposite drool all of time and he dismissed 1/2 of my tx's finding 1-30-06 as the date he fell below standard of care despite the fact it was a false date inserted by the dentist. The def also chargd me more than $60 thous, but falsely testified it was $43,000.
Posted by anonymous
Ed Zinman handled my dental malpractice case. His knowledge is excellent. His legal writing is excellent. He's not one for hand-holding or spending a lot of time comforting a client, but as for expertise and advocacy, I can't complain. Zinman is a dentist and an attorney. He's definitely the go-to-guy for dental malpractice.
Posted by Joanna
Dr. Zinman saved my life! In May of 2008, I had severe shock-like stabbing pain that radiated up my jaw. I had a root canal, and a retreatment performed on tooth #30 by an endodontist. While on antibiotics, my pain became more tolerable, but as soon as the antibiotics wore off, the pain returned with more might. I was misdiagnosed as having trigeminal neuralgia by a neurologist, and told that this pain will be with me for life. It was difficult for me to continue the pain meds for it made me extremely nauseated and dizzy. My face started caving in and an MRI/CT scan showed muscle atrophy (isolated mild wasting to the masseter muscle). The electric shock like pain was becoming more unbearable and I had great difficulty at work and with simple daily living skills at home. I did not know how much longer I could take this pain, this meager existence, and my spirit began to fall. I was referred to Dr. Zinman and he helped guide me through this awful maze. I ended up having tooth #30 removed based upon the results of a special 3d Accuitomo x-ray [this is a cone beam x-ray CT done with 20 microsierverts which is 1% of a medical CT, higher resolution than a medical CT and at $251 including the radiologist's report, a great bargain, it is especially designed for the Dento-Maxillo-Facial area]. I had this test taken at The University of the Pacific in San Francisco - 415-929-6500. After the tooth was removed, my pain completely went away. I highly recommend Dr. Edwin Zinman, for he is extremely knowledgeable, professional, compassionate and a wonderful guide.
Posted by anonymous
Dr Zinman not only perfectly represented my dental malpractice case, he was also the person that I would go to, when I needed moral support. I still have his opinion when needed, long after my case was settled. I live with a chronic pain in my mouth that possibly will never go away, however I feel lucky that I had an opportunity to know such a devoted and caring professional as Dr Zinman.
Posted by anonymous
Dr. Zinman represented me in a dental malpractice case when no other attorney in my state would. He is not only a top notch attorney but also one who truely cares about his clients and the harm that was done to them. He ALWAYS had my best interest at heart and his fee was NEVER a part of his concern. He will always answer your questions (there is no big black hole like with many others), he'll keep you informed and will allow you to make decisions based upon his legal guidance. I don't think more than a handful of days (in over 2 years) ever went by that I didn't hear from him, including weekends. To me, he has forever negated the stereotype of what the public thinks of attorneys. I could not have found a more qualified, more compassionate attorney or friend. I didn't realize how well connected and respected he was until the day I went to my state dental school with him and saw students and faculty tripping all over themselves to meet him! That was when I realized that he is not just any attorney who takes dental malpractice cases but instead a well respected dentist who is also a well respected attorney. As it was recently said in a prominent dental publication, "The last thing you ever want to get is a subpoena from Edwin Zinman". I second that. I am priviledged to have had him on my side and to be able to consider him a friend. His entire staff is as professional and caring as he. They just don't come any better.
Posted by anonymous
In dental malpractice, there may be no finer attorney. But be forewarned: malpractice defense is backed by deep pocket insurance firms who will wear you down and bleed you dry, causing you to begin to wonder about justice. It does not matter how much you've been damaged or how many times your doctor lied to you. Insurance-backed defense is obscene. Ed Zinman is both dentist and lawyer and if there is a cause of action, he's tops. Make sure he discloses REAL expenses up front, as the hiring of experts will drain your bank account.
Posted by anonymous
I have been talking to Mr. Zinman regarding my case for a few weeks now. Without going in to the lengthy, sordid, details of my case, I can truly say that Mr. Zinman is one of very few attornies who will actually listen to you and give back intelligent, logical, feedback. Rare? I have found them almost impossible to find anywhere. Almost impossible meaning I believe Mr. Zinman is in the 1/2 percent range of decent, ethical, and credible lawyers out there. From me - that's saying an awful lot! I'll spare you the details of what I think of attornies as a whole.
Mr. Zinman is a rare breed. I am sorry that I have judged 110 percent of the legal profession from what I have run up against, and when first talking to Mr. Zinman thought he would be just one more of the same. I learned differently. Wow, did I learn differently!
I recommend Mr. Zinman highly to anyone wishing to discuss the merits of their case - that is, if they want to talk to someone who will give them honest feedback. If it's the other you want, just toss a coin and dial the number...you'll pull one up faster than you can blink an eye. They are like flies on a dead carcass!