With over thirty years combined experience representing dentists, periodontists, oral surgeons, and dental office employees, the attorneys of Shendell & Pollock P.L. are well-equipped to address the broad range of needs facing those in the dental profession. Shendell & Pollock P.L. provides legal services ranging from the representation of dental professionals in civil malpractice claims to claim filed with the Florida Board of Dentistry. Shendell & Pollock P.L.’s experience in these arenas permits Shendell & Pollock P.L. to provide risk management services to dental professionals in order to limit the claims made against them.
According to the federal government’s National Practitioner Data Bank, there were over thirty-four thousand dental malpractice payouts for claims in the United States; 13.4 percent of all medical malpractice claims filed were against dentists or dental residents. In further analyzing the statistical data, an estimated thirteen percent of malpractice case payouts will stem from dental malpractice claims including tooth loss. Shendell & Pollock P.L. endeavors to limit or avoid payouts made on behalf of its clients.
In addition to the traditional claim, Shendell & Pollock P.L. recognizes the increasing trend to bring claims involving fraud, civil theft, unlicensed practice of dentistry and violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. These additional theories of liability are employed to increase the potential exposure for dental professionals. Shendell & Pollock P.L.’s extensive experience in defending against these claims affords its attorneys a unique and beneficial perspective on defending them in the context of dental professionals. Shendell & Pollock P.L. further recognizes the expanded healthcare duties being afforded dental assistants and hygienists, and the need to provide a knowledgeable defense of these professionals as well.