How to Win your Dental Malpractice Case

by Art Gib, freelance writer on behalf of Mitchel Lidowsky, Esq. ( 23-May-2011 )

If you are a victim of New York dental malpractice, then you know the pain, inconvenience, and expense it can bring to your life. Dental care is already expensive, but having to fix a problem that was caused as a result of malpractice makes it even more expensive. Often times it cost more to fix the problem than the original treatment. Pain and inconveniences aside, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. In New York you only have two and one-half years to prosecute, so you need to find a dental malpractice attorney quickly, so you can get the process started. This article will help you pick out the dental malpractice lawyer that is best for you.

Experience

The first thing to look for is experience. Don’t risk it. Find someone that knows their way around the paperwork and around the courtroom.  You want someone that is extremely familiar with every phase of the litigation process. An experienced dental malpractice attorney will have extensive knowledge in the following steps:

·         Initial pleadings

·         Discovery

·         Depositions

·         Expert retention

·         Motions

·         Mediation

·         Settlement

·         Trial

·         Appeal

The more familiar they are with these processes, the better they will be able to serve you. This is a very technical field, so things have to be perfect. If you find someone who has been around a while, you do not have to worry as much about making the little mistakes.

Proven Track Record

When you look for a dental malpractice attorney, be sure they have good numbers. This means check to be sure they win cases. It doesn’t matter how much experience they have. If they don’t win, you don’t want to be represented by them.  New York dental malpractice can cost you a lot of money and pain. You want to make sure you are represented by someone who will get you the compensation you deserve.

Guide

You want a dental malpractice lawyer who will help you through the entire process. Make sure they will explain all of your dental records to you. This is important, because you will likely be required to give a deposition. If what you say doesn’t match what your records say, your case could be in trouble. Litigation can be very complicated and confusing, but a good attorney will have the ability to explain your part in a clear way. This will help eliminate the stress and will increase your chances of winning the case.

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