If You’ve Been Injured Due to Dental Malpractice, Contact Portland Dental Malpractice Attorney Mark J. Leeds

dental-implantsStudies and surveys continue to show that one of the biggest fears Americans have collectively is the fear of going to the dentist. At this time, it has become mostly an irrational fear since modern dentistry has rendered most dental procedures relatively pain-free. However, if you become a victim of dental malpractice, you could end up with far more serious problems and pain than what led you to the dentist in the first place.

Some of the most serious dental malpractice claims are related to undiagnosed or misdiagnosed oral cancer, misdiagnosis of a dental x-ray, swallowed or otherwise retained dental equipment, dental implant failures, lingual nerve damage, trigeminal nerve damage, facial nerve damage, TMJ caused by dental trauma (excessive force), failure to prescribe antibiotics before a procedure (applicable in certain cases), acquired transmitted diseases (hepatitis, HIV), or any other harm or injury caused by a dental professional.

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Mark is primarily concerned with dental malpractice that involves lingual nerve damage and trigeminal nerve damage. Lingual nerve injury, most commonly caused during the process of extracting a wisdom tooth, is one of the most frequent dental injuries that eventually leads to a dental malpractice claim. Sufferers of lingual nerve injury often experience painful sensations in the tongue, including numbness, tingling, pain, burning, or electric shock-like sensations; loss of taste; speech impairment and drooling. Trigeminal nerve injury symptoms are varied, but the constant is that the pain is severe. The quality of pain may be described as migraine-like, stabbing, burning, or as an unrelenting pain that is piercing, or boring, in nature. Many victims of trigeminal nerve injury say that the pain, which can manifest in the eyes, lips, nose, scalp, forehead, or jaw, is so sensitive that something as light as a breeze can trigger severe pain. Trigeminal nerve injury is usually caused during the root canal procedure.

If you are suffering from these symptoms after a root canal or wisdom tooth extraction, it wouldn’t be a stretch to consider that dental malpractice has occurred. Consult with Portland dental malpractice attorney Mark J. Leeds to discuss your concerns. Mark has the experience and the expertise to provide the legal counsel and representation needed should a dental malpractice suit be feasible.

What to Look for in a Portland Dental Malpractice Attorney: Experience, Excellence, and Integrity

When you arrange for a free consultation with Portland dental malpractice attorney Mark J. Leeds, he will bring his 30-plus years of experience in dealing solely with injury cases to bear in analyzing your situation and evaluating whether or not it would be in your best interests to pursue legal action. Mark has earned the highest Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating from his peers for his courtroom excellence and integrity. Because of his commitment to ethics, Mark will not take every case that comes along, nor will he encourage you to pursue a lawsuit that is unwise. You can trust that if Mark J. Leeds agrees to take your Portland dental malpractice case, it is because he believes that it is viable, and he will aggressively pursue all compensation for which you may be eligible.

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Every dental malpractice case is different, and as your Portland, Oregon dental malpractice attorney, Mark understands that your case is unique and will give you the personalized attention that you are due. However, because there can be time limitations on when you can file a dental malpractice lawsuit, it is extremely important for you to arrange a consultation with Mark as soon as possible so that you do not forfeit any opportunity to pursue any benefits you may have coming to you. When you need someone who can expertly apply the specifics of Oregon dental malpractice law to your situation, you want the expertise and ability of Mark J. Leeds in your corner.

For Quality Representation in Portland, Oregon, Contact Dental Malpractice Attorney Mark J. Leeds

Portland dental injury attorney Mark J. Leeds is a Board Certified* civil trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in handling personal injury lawsuits. Recognized by his peers for his work in trial law and having received the highest ranking possible in the Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating for his commitment to professional ethics, Mark brings a level of personal integrity that is unparalleled. To receive a free legal consultation regarding your dental injury and to speak about the injuries you have suffered, contact Mark at 888.446.1999 or fill out this convenient online case evaluation form

mark-leeds-5-300x206Personal injuries present the potentially greatest impairment and often the most challenging proofs.

Bringing all the facts to light and fitting the story together is part of the battle.

How each case fits the pattern of opposing counsel and insurer's disposition, what tactics and information are best applied - these come with experience.

Please call us at (503) 886 8981 or complete the simple form, to arrange a meeting to discuss the potentials and merits of your case.

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