Dental Malpractice

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP has successfully defended dental malpractice claims through all stages of litigation including winning numerous defense verdicts. FKB’s experience includes defending cases involving oral infections resulting in bacterial endocarditis, nerve damage due to negligently placed implants, abscess through the sinus cavity, TMJ, severe periodontal disease, unnecessary extractions, bridge and crown work, and root canal therapy.

FKB represents general dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and endodontists. Our experience allows us to use top experts as well as maintain current information about plaintiff’s experts. FKB attorneys have been invited by dental malpractice carriers, dental societies and dental schools to conduct risk management seminars.

We are able to negotiate favorable settlements early on in cases of clear liability when appropriate. In other cases, we are able to limit damages by utilizing creative strategies. For example, in a case involving the alleged failure to diagnose and treat periodontal disease over a twenty year period we successfully moved for partial summary judgment by arguing that the continuous treatment doctrine did not apply.