Skilled Legal Representation When You Suffer Lingual Nerve Damage
How does lingual nerve damage occur?
Lingual nerve damage is a common complication of wisdom teeth removal surgery. Cases range in seriousness from relatively mild cuts or nicks that heal within a few days to a fully severed lingual nerve that has lifelong complications. Sometimes nerve damage due to wisdom tooth extraction occurs despite the best efforts of a diligent and responsible oral surgeon. But in other cases, a dentist or other dental care provider can damage the lingual nerve if he or she improperly uses a tool or 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, lower lip, chin, and/or jaw
- Tingling (paresthesia) of the tongue, lower lip, chin, and/or jaw
- Pain and burning (dysesthesia) of the tongue, lower lip, chin, and/or jaw
- Chronic pain syndrome
- Loss of taste
- Loss of feeling in the gums
- 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.
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.