Lingual Nerve Damage

Skilled Legal Representation When You Suffer Lingual Nerve Damage

How does lingual nerve damage occur?

Lingual nerve damage is an avoidable injury that can occur during lower wisdom tooth extraction.  Injuries range in severity from a stretch or bruise injury that usually resolves itself within a few days or weeks to a completely severed lingual nerve that may require surgical repair and cause lifelong pain and complications. Lingual nerve injuries can occur if a dentist or oral surgeon improperly uses a drill, scalpel or other instrument during oral surgery.

If you believe that your nerve damage was the result of doctor error, negligence, or unpreparedness, consult the experienced attorneys of Rich & Rich, P.C. We can help you pursue fair compensation for your injury.

Effects of lingual nerve damage

Depending on the severity of injury to the lingual nerve, the damage could be quite extensive. Nerve damage from tooth extraction can result in the following complications:

  • Numbness of the tongue, gums and floor of the mouth
  • Tingling (paresthesia) of the tongue, gums and floor of the mouth
  • Pain and burning (dysesthesia) of the tongue, gums and floor of the mouth
  • Neuropathy
  • Chronic pain syndrome
  • Loss of taste
  • Pain or difficulty conversing

Some lingual nerve damage complications may be temporary while others are permanent. For victims of negligence whose injuries are long-lasting, it is common to experience loss of quality of life and other emotional effects due the chronic painful symptoms of a lingual nerve injury.

Attorneys who achieve the results you deserve

If you or your loved one suffered injury through dental malpractice, you are entitled to fair compensation for medical costs, pain and suffering, future losses and costs, and any emotional trauma or other damages you suffer as a result. But only a qualified dental malpractice attorney can help you pursue fair compensation for your damages.

At Rich & Rich, P.C., we have a proven track record of success advocating for victims of lingual nerve damage. In one recent case, our firm achieved a $2.3 million jury verdict—one of the highest-valued cases on record. In another recent case, we negotiated a high-six figure settlement.

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