my filling"s price is in my contract i have just found out that i was charged $400 more than what is stated in contract.the fillings were done 1 month after the contract was signed so there should have been no price difference.one filling was loose and i told dentist she said it was fine but now 1yr later i need to get a root canal and they want me to pay, for there mistake.and a filling i got last month has a large gap(which will let in food and let the cavity grow).I went to another dentist and he said the fillings weren't done properly and the decay grew causing the need for a root canal.i have paid on time for 18 months but i feel like a sucker.what can I legally do get back some of the money i paid for horrible work and if the did breach the contract is it now null and void
It is impossible to ascertain whether there is a breach of contract without having seen the contract itself, as well as the bill or invoice that you were charged.
The contract might also have a provision regarding faulty work.
The contract might also have language in it limiting your remedies, and possibly also requiring you to arbitrate.
Regardless, it is unlikely that that contract is null and void.
Frank W. Chen is licensed to practice law in the State of California. The information presented here is general in nature and is not intended, nor should be construed, as legal advice. This posting does not create any attorney-client relationship with the author. For specific advice about your particular situation, consult your own attorney.
You may have a claim for dental malpractice. You should check with a dental malpractice lawyer.
Additionally, if the dentist is handling things incorrectly--either contractually or professionally--you can report the dentist to the dental board. The dental board is fairly responsive to claims of this nature.
I am licensed only in California and this response is provided as general information only. It is not intended to be legal advice. Legal advice must be based on the exact facts of the particular situation, and by necessity this forum is not appropriate for discussion of specific, exact facts. Contact a lawyer for more specific advice. My answer to your question on AVVO does not create an attorney-client relationship.
You may have claims both in contract and tort, however it is impossible to determine without further information and investigation.
You need to seek out the services of a competent attorney.
This is for general discussion and is not intended to be legal advice for a particular purpose.
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