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Dental Malpractice

Since 1952, personal injury lawyers at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC have fought for victims of medical and dental malpractice.

Tacoma Attorneys Fight Dental Malpractice in Washington

SKILLED LEGAL TEAM ADVANCES YOUR CASE FOR FULL COMPENSATION

No one has ever confused a trip to the dentist with a day at the beach. But patients expect their dentists to address their issues competently without introducing complications that inflict pain, damage their teeth and, in many cases, threaten their lives. Since 1952, personal injury lawyers at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC have fought for victims of medical and dental malpractice. Our accomplished attorneys draw on decades of experience to build a solid case for compensation for the full range of your injuries.

 

EXPERIENCED ADVOCATES FAMILIAR WITH DENTAL PROCEDURE ERRORS

Dental malpractice can produce tooth loss and other serious injuries requiring corrective surgery. Each year, infections from negligent dental procedures result in hospitalizations and numerous fatalities. Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC is prepared to fight for patients throughout Washington in cases involving:

  • Complications from tooth extractions — Negligent tooth extraction can cause serious injuries, including life-threatening infections, nerve damage, severed nerves, sinus perforation, jawbone fracture, and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dentists have also been known to mistakenly extract the wrong teeth.
  • Endodontic errors — Dentists performing procedures on the innermost part of the tooth, where the pulp and nerve reside, must be careful to prevent infections, nerve damage and common surgery errors, such as leaving implements in the tooth canal.
  • Dental implant errors — Botched implants may prove unrestorable or unstable and can impact the nerve, causing intense pain.
  • Substandard reconstructions — Patients have a right to expect that crowns and bridges will be functional, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Failure to diagnose periodontal disease — Lax or nonexistent diagnostic procedures can allow disease to take hold, leading to tooth loss.
  • Orthodontic complications — Negligent orthodontics can produce root resorption, the breakdown or destruction of root structure, leading to tooth loss.
  • Anesthesia errors — Along with tooth extraction errors, this is the leading cause of wrongful death in dentistry.
  • Injection errors — A careless injection of a sedative directly into the nerve can cause permanent damage.
  • Adverse drug reactions — If a dentist fails to take a proper patient history, drugs the dentist should have known would cause severe harm might be administered.

Our legal team thoroughly investigates the circumstances of your dental injury to see if a dentist violated accepted protocols that might have prevented the harm you suffered.

 

Contact our Tacoma dental malpractice lawyers for representation throughout Washington

Dental malpractice is more than painful; it can be life-threatening. If you’ve suffered painful consequences from a dental procedure, our knowledgeable attorneys can assess whether you have grounds for legal action. Call Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC today at 253-383-5388 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation.

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At Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC we have the skill and experience to take on a wide range of personal injury cases throughout Washington state. From motor vehicle accidents to workplace injuries – our reputation and success rates keep opposing counsel on edge.

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Winning is when clients get the closure and compensation they deserve. We haven’t settled for less in the last sixty plus years. And we won’t for the next sixty.

$1.9 M
Medical malpractice claim against a doctor who failed to properly treat the client’s medical condition over a significant period of time. As a result the client suffered significant medical complications.
$1.9 M
Client was the victim of medical malpractice when the emergency room failed to diagnose a bowel obstruction, resulting in severe intestine injury and a colostomy.
$835,000
A young woman was the victim of medical malpractice as a result of the delayed diagnosis and treatment of appendicitis. Complications from her burst appendix caused the loss of an ovary and her fallopian tubes resulting in her inability to become pregnant.
$700,000
Client was a victim of medical malpractice for the failure to timely diagnose lung cancer. He ultimately experienced a wrongful death because it was too late to treat his cancer.
$625,000
Client was the victim of medical malpractice and suffered a wrongful death resulting from a failure to diagnose an abdominal aortic aneurysm in the emergency room.
$325,000
Medical malpractice claim against a medical facility for failing to timely diagnose an urgent medical condition causing the client to suffer further injury that could have been prevented.
$320,000
Client was the victim of medical malpractice that resulted from the failure to timely diagnose her cancer. She suffered a wrongful death as a consequence of the delay in initiating needed treatment.
$250,000
Client was the victim of medical malpractice. This resulted from the failure to timely diagnose and initiate treatment for her developing glaucoma.
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  • Our experience with Dan Kyler and Vern Harkins was excellent from the beginning and we were very satisfied with the end results.
  • Dan Kyler and Mike Fisher were professional and dedicated throughout the entire process. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
  • Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions.
  • Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case.
  • Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions, and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
  • Mr. Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
  • My father was sick and dying, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office, I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns... I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
  • The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal.
  • I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon the Tacoma auto accident attorneys at RHHK to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels.
  • Mr. Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
  • Our experience with Dan Kyler and Vern Harkins was excellent from the beginning and we were very satisfied with the end results.
  • The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal.
  • Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions, and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
  • Mr. Fisher is an outstanding lawyer. He’s knowledgeable, responsive, and kept me informed at all times. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a good attorney.
  • My father was sick and dying, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office, I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns... I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
  • Mike Fisher is an example of a quality attorney who sets high standards in servicing his clients in the highest regard as an attorney and he is part of a great firm.
  • Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions.
  • I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people.
  • Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free.
  • Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon the Tacoma auto accident attorneys at RHHK to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels.
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