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Professional Liability

Our commitment to the defense of professional liability claims, especially in the subspecialties of dental, chiropractic, podiatric, medical malpractice and legal malpractice, has made professional liability one of our thriving practice areas.

In the area of dental malpractice, Ford, Walker, Haggerty & Behar represents general dentists as well as specialists, including oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, prosthodontists, pedodontists and orthodontists. We also represent individual dentists who are not covered by insurance or dentists who are facing disciplinary proceedings from the State Board. As a result of our success in these cases, dentists turn to our firm when faced with accusations that may affect their ability to practice dentistry within the state. We retain the services of an in-house expert, who is both a practicing attorney and a dentist, to evaluate claims.

This wide professional liability exposure has familiarized us with every type of claim asserted by the plaintiffs. We work closely with well-respected expert witnesses. Although cost-effective resolution of every lawsuit is the goal, the firm has a wealth of trial experience should this step become necessary. Recognizing that professional liability cases are driven not only by legal and factual issues, but also by emotional factors, we are sensitive to the personal aspects of a professional liability claim.