by Dylan Segal
Hobbs Giroday acts for clients in various professional negligence matters and we frequently receive calls regarding ‘dental malpractice’ cases.
Dental malpractice is not dissimilar from other cases of professional negligence. We have to review the pertinent dental and medical records and consult with a comparable expert in order to understand whether, in essence, you have a case.
Our strength lies in understanding our weaknesses. We, like you, are not dental experts. We cannot tell you in one conversation whether a dentist, orthodontist, or other specialist has been negligent. If a lawyer tells you that you have a ‘great case’ without consulting an expert, you should be wary.
What we can do, however, is source the appropriate expert and present the facts of your matter to someone who can advise whether, in their preliminary opinion, there has been professional negligence. This is a nuanced exercise involving privilege, confidentiality and most importantly, asking the right questions.
At Hobbs Giroday we do our due diligence up front. That way we can advise you on the strength of your case before entangling you in litigation. We don’t prosecute in the dark.
We charge a reasonable fee for this preliminary opinion service based on the scope of the exercise and anticipated disbursement costs. If there is a favourable opinion on negligence we then often enter into a contingency fee arrangement with a client to litigate their matter.
We have successfully acted and obtained settlements in cases involving negligent crown and bridgework treatment, tooth extractions gone awry, oral lesions, cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic issues, root canal complications, nerve damage (including paresthesia), complex restorative treatment (involving various dental devices), TMJ issues, oral surgeries, informed consent and other dental and specialist matters.
If you think you have a dental malpractice case call Dylan Segal at 604-697-8908 to discuss your matter.
Know what you’re getting into. Call Hobbs Giroday.