Dental Malpractice Lawyers For Rockford and Surrounding Areas

Rockford Dental Malpractice Lawyers

Dental malpractice falls under the same rules and judgments as medical malpractice. A dental malpractice lawsuit is a personal injury claim against a dentist, or their facility, for an error, or negligence.

When a dentist makes a mistake they can cause infections, nerve damage, or even disfigurement. Their mistakes can even require additional dental work for fixing root canal issues or extracting additional teeth – all at your cost.

If you feel that you’ve been the victim of a dental mistake contact our law firm – Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers. We’ve won several dental claims for our clients.


We work with medical cases frequently. We have medical professionals we can count on to help us determine the details of your case. We are familiar with medical lawsuits and can guide you when you need it most. We routinely do home, hospital, and rehabilitation center visits, and there is absolutely no fee unless we win a recovery for you.

Can I Sue My Dentist?

Yes, anyone one can bring a lawsuit against their dentist if they think they received care that wasn’t adequate, or if they think there was an error, or neglect. Dental procedures can result in claims of malpractice just like any other medical procedure.

Victims from dentist malpractice can collect for damages related to the work or surgeries needed to correct the issues, recover the costs of the initial procedure, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related expenses. A dental malpractice attorney can help you understand if you have a case or not and what you should do to recover from your loss.

Is It Difficult To Sue a Dentist?

Generally, yes. Most botched dental procedures can be corrected, and most will be covered by the dentist themselves. But sometimes there is a valid reason to file a dental malpractice lawsuit. For instance, if your dentist did a procedure that you didn’t approve of, or worked on the wrong side of the mouth, pulled the wrong tooth, didn’t fully get everything during a root canal, etc…

Your best first step is to contact a personal injury attorney who works with dental malpractice regularly. Our lawyers can help you navigate whether or not you have a case, or what you can do to provide evidence that you were a victim of malpractice.

What Qualifies as Dental Malpractice?

There are many different scenarios that may give rise to a lawsuit after a dental procedure. Here are a few:

  • Injuries to the nerves of the jaw, lips, and tongue
  • Fractured jaw and/or infection
  • Wrongful death resulting from a dental procedure
  • Anesthesia injuries and deaths
  • Failure to diagnose oral cancer
  • Failure to diagnose periodontal disease
  • Treatment exceeding consent
  • Product liability issues

How Do I File a Claim Against a Dentist?

You can file a claim in civil court against your dentist or their facility. You’ll need to make sure you file all your paperwork properly, and that you present a good case. This is harder than you think.

But, your best first step will be to hire a good dental malpractice lawyer. Contact Our Office NOW!

Dental lawsuits are complicated. Your entire lawsuit should be prepared with the ability to go to trial. Your case will need to be scrutinized from the start in order to have your best first chance to win. A good attorney will help make sure that you’ve covered all your bases and even go as far to get expert opinions and testimonies regarding your specific situation and case.

We prepare every case as if it will one day be in front of a jury or judge. This is the most amount of work and the best way you have at a win! Hire Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers so you have the best chance of a winning case. Call to speak to a dental malpractice lawyer today – (815) 964-8303

How Much Does it Cost to Sue for Malpractice?

If you hire Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers you’ll pay NOTHING. You won’t pay anything unless we win the case. We will handle all the fees and other costs that pertain to your case, and you won’t pay a dime unless we settle.

But, if you plan to file a lawsuit on your own expect to pay between $100 and $500 for an Illinois dental malpractice lawsuit. You might have additional costs, but the above fees are for filing your suit with the proper courts. You will have to dedicate time and other resources involved with the case. Generally, most any malpractice lawsuit is handled by a lawyer due to their complexity.

At our law firm, we work on a contingent basis. This means that we will collect a percentage of the settlement when the settlement is won. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. Contact Us to Learn More About Our Fees

How Long Do I Have if I Suspect Dental Malpractice?

Illinois sets a time limit of two years to file a dental lawsuit in the state’s civil court system. In most cases, this two-year time limit, known as a “statute of limitations” begins on the date of the accident. Sometimes, however, a statute of limitations might start on the date that you discovered you were injured, rather than the date of the event that injured you. This later date is known as a “discovery date.” Our qualified dentist malpractice attorneys can help guide you through this difficult time and alleviate some of the stress.

How Much Money Can I Get in a Dental Lawsuit?

Dental malpractice cases are complicated. It’s difficult to put a dollar value on a case. To better answer that question you will want to call our offices. If you’ve kept meticulous notes and have a strong case your winnings will be higher. But, there are several ways an injured person may be able to collect from this type of preventable accident.

Compensatory Damages
Compensatory damages is an attempt to put the injured person in the position in which he or she would have been had the injury not occurred. These damages may include medical expenses (past and future), pain and suffering (past and future), lost wages (past and future), loss of a normal life, and loss of society. You can sue and recover any money that was lost due to the issues.

Punitive Damages
In some cases, punitive damages may also be awarded to punish the defendant if his or her conduct was not only negligent but also reckless or intentional. Punitive damages aren’t recovered for any specific loss. Instead, they are levied against the defendant as punishment to discourage dental negligence in the future. The court will determine whether to award the plaintiff with punitive damages and how much the award will be. According to Illinois law, punitive damages in dental malpractice cases may only be awarded if actual damages are also awarded. It’s important to keep records of your medical bills and time off from work, as these can help you calculate your actual damages.

Speak With A Dental Malpractice Lawyer Today

Get some insights and clarity on your case without spending anything. We have lawyers staffed and ready to answer your questions and fight for your rights. Malpractice cases are complex. A malpractice attorney can easily help you, guide you, and fight for you. Our office serves Rockford, Belvidere, Freeport, Rochelle, Oregon, Loves Park, Byron, Machesney Park, Roscoe, Rockton, or elsewhere in the State of Illinois, call or text message The Rockford Personal Injury Lawyers at (815) 964-8303, or

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