At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our team of lawyers take
cases on behalf of dental patients who have suffered dangerous infections
or injuries after a dental visit. Whether your injuries were caused by
lack of pre-medication or a bacterial endocarditis infection, we can help.
Currently, there is particular concern for “TAVR” patients (transcatheter aortic valve replacement) who have undergone
aortic valve replacement by catheter, in addition to patients with orthopedic
implants. If you fall into either of these 2 patient categories, speak
with us immediately. You might be entitled to financial compensation.
Who Is at Risk for Life-Threatening Bacterial Endocarditis or Other Infections?
According to the American Medical and Dental Associations, anyone can develop
infections after a dental procedure. However, patients who have certain
medical implants should undergo a very simple “prophylactic antibiotic
regimen.” If you have any of the following, you are at a high risk
- Open Heart Valve Surgery
- Transthoracic Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Surgery for Stenotic Valve
- Implantation of Artificial, Mechanical, Porcine, Donor, or Tissue Valve
- Orthopedic Implant
- Knee Implant
- Hip Implant
- Shoulder Implant
What Causes Bacterial Endocarditis Infections?
Dental and oral surgical procedures that involves the gums exposes you
to oral bacteria that can directly enter the bloodstream and infect your
heart or artificial joints. Our bodies are not designed to attack bacteria
on artificial surfaces. The following procedures put patients at risk
for bacterial endocarditis infections:
- Teeth cleaning
- Jaw surgery
The American Medical and Dental Associations recommend administering antibiotics
prior to dental procedures. This can prevent bacterial infection. Unfortunately,
many dental offices don’t obtain a patient’s complete medical
history. When this happens, they often fail to identify which patients
should be pre-medicated. If you have any artificial prosthesis, please
let your dentist know well in advance of any appointments. Your cardiac
or orthopedic surgeons should be consulted as well.
Speak with Our Legal Team. Call (888) 260-0473 Today.
Have you suffered an infection flowing a dental procedure? We can help.
Our experienced medical malpractice trial attorneys are here to stand
up for your rights. Our attorneys have decades of experience in New Jersey
and New York courts. Let us put our skills and reputation to work for you.
We are currently retaining clients who have had severe infections that
could have been easily prevented. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf
and will make sure that our resources meet the needs of your specific case.
Contact our team of New York dental malpractice attorneys to get started on your free case evaluation.