Know The Statute of Limitations for Dental Malpractice

Blog submitted by Dane Levy, Attorney of, a provider of legal services for those injured by dental malpractice in California

Here’s a question for you if you’ve ever been a victim of negligent dental work resulting in injuries. How long are you allowed to wait before suing your dentist for dental malpractice?

In our legal systems, there are laws known as statutes of limitations, which specify the time period after an event when you are allowed to sue someone for actions they have taken. The period for a statute of limitations can differ based on the area it covers and the state you live in. States’ legal codes generally have different time periods for their statutes of limitations since the different state governments and courts have the authority to draft their own statewide laws.

This is why the statute of limitations tends to vary when it comes to dental malpractice. For example, in California, the statute of limitations for dental malpractice is three years after the date of your injury. However, California also has a discovery rule, which means that malpractice lawsuits can be filed one year after an injury is discovered or should have been discovered. In any case, the sooner you file your lawsuit the better.

If you need a dental malpractice attorney in California, contact Attorney Dane Levy at the Levy Law Firm. His years of experience and education from USC Dental School have made him an expert in dental law. He also has a history of record-breaking wins in high profile dental malpractice cases. He’ll use his expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve in court!

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