Many people who think of medical malpractice think about surgeons or nurses who commit acts of negligence, who fail to diagnose, fail to treat, administer incorrect treatments, or who commit surgical errors. Dentists may also commit serious errors and negligence that harms people. Serious complications, including lifelong paralysis and death sometimes occur because of dental malpractice.

Do you believe that you or a deceased loved one is the victim of dental malpractice? You are not alone. You or your family members deserve justice and fair compensation for your losses.

Contacting Wapner Newman at (215) 569-0900 should be your first step toward seeking compensation after experiencing negligence because of dental malpractice.

The Wapner Newman experienced dental malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia understand the seriousness of dental malpractice injuries or the loss of a loved one from acts of dental malpractice.

How Our Dental Malpractice Lawyers Help Our Clients

Clients come to us after they have experienced tremendous challenges. Our dental malpractice lawyers in Philadelphia understand the physical and emotional toll that dental malpractice has taken on them and their families. We have built a compassionate, helpful team that is very good at getting results for our clients.

At Wapner Newman, we offer support to our clients and help them find the care that they need to cope with serious injuries or losses. 

We keep you informed and answer any questions that you have about your case. Your dental malpractice attorney will give you frequent updates as the case progresses, while working to make sure that you get the compensation you deserve.

Our dental malpractice lawyers calculate the full cost of the damages that you experienced because of dental malpractice and factor in your medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses stemming from the serious injury or loss of a loved one.

Our dental malpractice lawyer considers economic damages, which are your actual losses, and non-economic damages, which are things like loss of companionship, mental anguish, and pain and suffering.

No amount of damages can fully heal a wound, and no amount of compensation can bring back a deceased loved one. We work hard to hold the responsible parties accountable for dental malpractice.

Why Choose Us?

The Wapner Newman dental malpractice lawyers are here for you or your loved one to pursue the most compensation possible when you have a dental malpractice case.

We understand your frustration, your economic and non-economic losses. Our team of experienced attorneys listens to you and treats you with respect. Contact us today at (215) 569-0900.

Dental Malpractice and Wrongful Death

The fear of going to the dentist that many people have is commonly associated with things like the pain of a needle in the administration of anesthesia or fear of pain during a dental procedure such as getting a filling, having a root canal or undergoing a tooth extraction. Few people are likely to imagine that dental malpractice cases occur that result in serious consequences such as permanent paralysis, nerve damage and even death. Yet these types of cases do occur, including in and around Philadelphia.

Dental negligence can result in a lifetime of pain and other types of severe consequences. If you or a loved one experienced severe pain, nerve damage, paralysis, infections or death because of dental negligence, reach out to Wapner Newman to speak with a dental malpractice lawyer.

Anesthesia errors and infections are two of the most common causes of negligence by dentists that lead to wrongful deaths. The American Dental Association lists other common reasons why people file dental malpractice claims, which include:

  • Failure to diagnose oral health issues such as cancer or oral health disease
  • Improper tooth extraction
  • Incorrect endodontic procedures
  • Improper crown and bridge placement
  • Improper treatment after dental procedures or treatment complications.

You need a dental malpractice attorney who knows how to hold the responsible parties liable for damages in a dental malpractice claim. Wapner Newman dental malpractice lawyers have the experience of fighting for their clients and pursuing the compensation that their clients need after experiencing a dental malpractice issue.

Wrongful deaths are almost always preventable in a dental setting. Yet, they still occur, leaving family members to grieve the unexpected loss of their loved one. Wrongful deaths related to acts of dental malpractice can also occur in emergency department settings, primary care settings, clinics and ambulances.

Paralysis from Anesthesia Used in Dental Procedures

Local anesthetics are usually considered safe to be administered for many dental procedures. Complicated dental procedures often require regional anesthesia or general anesthesia. Dental patients can experience complications from the administration of these types of anesthesia if they are administered improperly.

Anesthesia errors sometimes result in residual paralysis. This is a condition where a person has a loss of sensation or loss of function in a specific area of their body. General anesthesia can also pose substantial risks to an individual, since it affects the whole body.

The American Dental Association explains that dentists are required to meet a standard of care that helps to keep their patients from experiencing harm. They have a duty to protect you from negligence and from performing improper treatment or failure to treat you or a loved one.

Dental professionals who fail to provide the required standard of care may face a lawsuit.


We understand that you are likely to have questions about our firm and about pursuing a dental malpractice claim.

What is dental malpractice? 

The American Dental Association describes dental malpractice as involving injury to a patient from an existing dental condition that is worsened by negligence or the incompetence of the treating dental professional.

Should I file a lawsuit? 

Do not attempt to file a lawsuit on your own. Dentists and dental practices are likely to not want to pay any damages to you, even if you suffered catastrophic losses because of dental malpractice. You need an experienced dental malpractice lawyer to fight for your rights and fair compensation for your losses.

How long do I have to file an action for a dental malpractice claim? 

The State of Pennsylvania has a two-year statute of limitations on actions to recover damages for the injuries or death of a loved one caused by a wrongful act or negligence.

If you have additional questions, reach out to us today to get answers. Call (215) 569-0900 for your free consultation.

Contact Our Dental Malpractice Attorneys for a Free Consultation

If you have questions about wrongful death or paralysis from anesthesia stemming from dental malpractice, please contact Wapner Newman today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced Philadelphia dental malpractice attorneys. Our team represents medical malpractice victims throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.