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Dental injuries in New York are not just medical emergencies; they are complex legal challenges that demand specialized legal representation. As experienced dental malpractice attorneys in New York City, we at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb understand the intricacies of these cases. The unique challenges and concerns that come with dental injuries—ranging from intense pain to potential scarring and the need for specialized treatments—require not only medical attention but also legal advocacy to ensure the victims are compensated for their suffering and financial burdens. Our firm has a proven track record in handling dental malpractice cases, ensuring our clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve.

Understanding Dental Injury Laws in New York

New York state laws offer protections to individuals who suffer from dental injuries due to someone else’s negligence or direct actions, including cases that fall under dental malpractice claims. These claims can encompass a range of issues from improper diagnosis or treatment, nerve damage, to failures related to dental implants, and even wrongful death. The legal process for a dental injury case, which may involve dental malpractice claims, typically involves an initial investigation to determine the cause and responsible parties, followed by dental records review and insurance claims to cover immediate medical costs. If necessary, the case may advance to negotiations for a settlement or, if a satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, proceed to trial. It’s crucial for victims to understand their rights, including the statute of limitations in New York, which dictates that a lawsuit must be filed within a timely manner—specifically, three years from the date of the injury. This legal framework ensures that victims have a pathway to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, personal injury, and other related costs, while also understanding the types of damages that can be recovered in dental malpractice claims.

Why Choose a New York Dental Malpractice Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

Choosing Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb means partnering with a firm that has a proven record of securing significant compensation for victims of wisdom tooth extraction errors, root canal failures, and other dental injuries in New York. Our approach combines aggressive legal advocacy with compassionate support, recognizing the profound impact these injuries can have on our clients’ lives. With nearly three decades of experience and over half a billion dollars recovered for our clients, we possess the knowledge, skills, and resources to navigate the complexities of dentistry and dental injury cases.

Whether through negotiation or trial, our priority is to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve, covering everything from medical expenses to pain and suffering, and beyond. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, we guide you through every step of this challenging journey, offering peace of mind and steadfast support.
In handling your dental malpractice case, our firm is committed to leveraging our extensive experience to secure the compensation you rightfully deserve, ensuring a thorough understanding and application of legal strategies before proceeding with any mediation or arbitration.

If you or a loved one has suffered a dental injury due to someone else’s negligence, do not face this challenge alone. The New York City dental malpractice lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are here to support you every step of the way. From securing compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages to addressing the pain and suffering you’ve endured, we’re committed to advocating for your rights and well-being. Contact us today at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free case review and find out how we can help you navigate this difficult time with confidence and peace of mind.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

arien machicotearien machicote
20:55 17 Jul 24
I must say I am extremely happy and amazed at the incredible work at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb they were always available if I had any questions and they were always answered with very professionallyJason Steinberg is a great lawyer and I will always highly suggest this law firm and team to anyone out their. Thank you again to everyone at this incredible Firm!!!
Cole ColdwaterCole Coldwater
19:36 20 Jun 24
My experience with Harris Keenan and Goldfarb was wonderful. My legal representative, Steven LaRocca with Samantha Walton always made me feel well defended and cared for, in a way that went beyond professional representation and into the realm of caring about me on a personal level. Steven, Samantha and Seth Harris got me a great outcome and I can’t thank them enough!
Jennifer RosarioJennifer Rosario
14:16 05 Jun 24
The best law firm I have ever went with thank you so much
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Malpractice

Navigating the aftermath of a dental injury can be overwhelming, filled with questions about your rights, potential compensation, and the legal process. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions to provide you with clear, accessible information. If your question isn’t covered here, or if you need more personalized advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb by calling 800-PAIN-LAW. Our team is ready to offer you the support and guidance you need.

What are common dental malpractice issues and their legal implications? Dental malpractice issues can range from failure to diagnose a condition, improper treatment, to surgical errors, all of which can lead to severe consequences including the entitlement to compensation for the costs of medical care, lost income, and pain and suffering. Understanding these issues is crucial for patients who believe they have been harmed due to substandard dentistry.

What constitutes dental negligence and how does it affect my legal claim? Dental negligence refers to a situation where a dentist fails to provide the accepted standards of care that a reasonably competent professional would have provided under same circumstances. This can include errors such as anesthesia errors, unnecessary loss of teeth, and other serious outcomes. If you’ve suffered as a result of dental negligence, you may have a valid legal claim for compensation to cover your losses and suffering.

  • What Should I Do Immediately After Suffering a Dental Injury?

    After a dental injury, immediate steps include seeking medical attention to assess and treat the injury. Documenting the incident with photos and detailed notes, especially if it was caused by an accident, is also crucial. Consulting with a dental injury lawyer can provide guidance on protecting your legal rights and understanding the steps toward claiming compensation.

  • Can I Claim Compensation for a Dental Injury?

  • How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for a Dental Injury in New York?

  • What Can I Expect During the Legal Process for a Dental Malpractice Claim?

  • Why is Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb the Right Choice for My Dental Injury Case?

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