Dental Malpractice Lawyers
We Take on Cases Throughout New Jersey & New York
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 of infection:
- 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.
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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.