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Anesthetic Injection Injury Attorney Serving Clients Across Maryland

An anesthetic injection is a routine part of dental work, but it carries risks that can result in tragic consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to an anesthetic injection during dental treatment that led to loss of sensation, chronic pain, or other complications, you are not alone.

With extensive experience in dental personal injury law, our attorneys understand the nuances of these cases and will relentlessly pursue the best outcome for you. 

We at the Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC don't just understand the legal side know the hardships that come with these types of injuries and we're here to lighten your burden. Our team is deeply committed to providing the information and support you need during this challenging time.

We serve clients in Baltimore, Columbia, Rockville, Frederick, Annapolis, Towson, Hagerstown, Berkeley Springs, Cumberland, Salisbury, Ocean City, and Washington D.C. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.  

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What Is an Anesthetic Injection Injury?

An anesthetic injection injury can occur when there's an adverse reaction to the anesthetic or when the injection itself is improperly administered. These injuries may lead to a range of symptoms, such as prolonged numbness, paralysis of facial muscles, or even more serious conditions like nerve damage or infections.  

The severity can vary significantly, from temporary discomfort to long-term or permanent harm requiring ongoing treatment. It is crucial for patients to understand that they have legal rights and can seek compensation if they have been harmed by such negligence

How Does an Injury Happen?

Anesthetic injection injuries can occur due to a variety of reasons. The most common culprit is the improper administration of the anesthesia. This could be injecting it into the wrong area or using an incorrect dosage.

In some instances, the injury may result from a lack of proper informed consent, where you were not adequately informed about the potential risks and side effects of the anesthesia. 

Common Injuries

The manifestation of anesthetic injection injuries varies widely, but the common ones include nerve damage, infections, and abscesses, and complications with the surrounding tissues. Nerve damage can lead to numbness, tingling, or loss of sensation in the affected area.

And if the anesthesia was improperly administered or contaminated, it could result in infections or abscesses at the injection site. Sometimes, the injection can even cause damage to surrounding tissues such as muscles, blood vessels, or bones. 

Signs and Symptoms

Recognizing the signs of an injury from an anesthetic injection is critical for obtaining timely care. Be vigilant for any unusual symptoms that may arise after receiving an anesthetic in a dental setting, and seek medical advice if you observe anything concerning. Key indicators of potential complications include: 

  • Persistent numbness or a tingling sensation in the area where the injection was given 

  • Ongoing pain or discomfort that does not subside with time 

  • Swelling, redness, or inflammation at or near the injection site 

  • Difficulty with movements or daily functions due to discomfort or loss of sensation 

  • Signs of infection, such as warmth at the injection site or fever, which may indicate an abscess 

If you encounter any of these warning signs post-procedure, it's essential to contact a healthcare professional immediately. 

What to Do if You've Been Injured

If you believe you've sustained an anesthetic injection injury, it's critical to take immediate steps to protect your health and legal rights. Firstly, seek medical attention to document the injury and receive the necessary treatment. Documenting your condition with the help of medical professionals forms the foundation of any legal claim you may wish to pursue.  

Next, contact a dental injury attorney experienced in anesthetic injection cases. Provide your lawyer with all relevant information, including when and where the injury occurred, who administered the anesthetic, and any communications with healthcare providers both before and after the injury.  

Remember, there are deadlines for filing a dental malpractice claim, so acting promptly can be crucial to the success of your case. 

How an Attorney Can Help

Our team at the Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC, has a wealth of experience in handling anesthetic injection injury cases. We navigate the legal complexities involved in these cases so you can focus on your recovery.

When you choose us, you gain comprehensive legal representation, extensive experience, expert insights from our in-house dentist, and a contingency-based fee structure. We fight for your rights and the compensation you deserve.

Anesthetic Injection Injury Attorney Serving Clients Across Maryland 

f you or a loved one has suffered an anesthetic injection injury, don't face it alone. Let us at the Law Offices of Fred B. Goldberg, PC, provide you with the support and legal guidance you need during this challenging time. Call us today at (410) 567-7036 to schedule a free consultation. We're here to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. It's not just our job, it's our commitment.