Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Is dentist here in florida legally required to repair

Is dentist here in...

Is dentist here in florida legally required to repair botched root canal

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a FL lawyer about this?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have been taken so far?

Obtained opinion from another dentist who was seen regarding abcessed

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I called dentist who did root canal regarding abcess and was told to see a specialist to do repair at my own expense.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/14/2018
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,377
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified

Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here for more info) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. Because I want to provide you with the most accurate answer possible, do you mind if I take a moment to review your question?

Please keep in mind that our conversation does not include an attorney-client relationship and this is for general information purposes only.

Ask Your Own Legal Question

So, the law doesn't specifically require a dentist to repair a botched root canal. However, the common law regarding contracts can provide you some recourse if the dentist did not do the work that you paid him or her to do.

This appears to be a classic breach of contract if they failed to fulfill their promise to do a reasonable job on the root canal. A breach of contract just simply means that one party was obligated to perform and they have either have not performed or have said that they will not perform. Typically, the aggrieved party is entitled to be returned to the same position they were in before the breach. There’s a site that I’ve used in the past where you can find a good template for advising of a breach of contract. It's a bit easier (and cheaper) than going through litigation and I have seen it be effective in the past. If this doesn’t work, sadly, the only other option is to either go through an informal mediation or file a lawsuit in your local court. This website is also pretty cool because you can download the forms right after purchasing. Click here to get started. What other questions did you have for me today that I can help you out with:-)?

Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,377
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court
Verified
Legal Eagle and 87 other Legal Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Legal Eagle Your Own Question
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle, Lawyer
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 13,377
13,377 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Licensed to practice before state and federal court

Legal Eagle is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,657 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,408 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

44,066 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

300 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

17,183 satisfied customers

Multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation and administration.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I need to speak with someone about a possible dental
I need to speak with someone about a possible dental malpractice lawsuite. … read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,657 satisfied customers
I had a root canal done and half way through the dentist
I had a root canal done and half way through the dentist broke the drill bit off in my tooth. He then stopped and said I would have to see a specialist. Later after finding out that I would have to fo… read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
20,147 satisfied customers
I live in Northern Nevada. While getting a root canal done
I live in Northern Nevada. While getting a root canal done on my upper right molar the rotary bit used to drill into the root of the tooth broke off inside the tooth and the dentist could not remove i… read more
Sam
Sam
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
10,701 satisfied customers
I had a root canal done on a back upper molar. Although I didnt
I had a root canal done on a back upper molar. Although I didn't believe I needed it my dentist insisted. I was stupid enough not to get a second opinion. I had the root canal and the crown was placed… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
24,657 satisfied customers
I had a dentist replace a crown may of 2010 on a molar. Last
I had a dentist replace a crown may of 2010 on a molar. Last year at thanksgiving I was having a lot of pain with same tooth and they said a root canal was needed because of an abcess, so they did a r… read more
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq.
Managing Lawyer/Advocate
Doctoral Degree
37 satisfied customers
I have a dead tooth, number 25, and there was a serious infection
I have a dead tooth, number 25, and there was a serious infection at the end of the root into my jaw bone. My dentist felt it was extreamly important to get a root canal and put in a referal to an end… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
I had a tooth filled that had a gap between the tooth beside
I had a tooth filled that had a gap between the tooth beside it, a molar, from a new dentist. Two days later on a Friday I called the office because of pain and mild swelling along the cheek bone. His… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
My daughter had two broken teeth for several months. Shes
My daughter had two broken teeth for several months. She's is on welfare and did not have the money to pay for the root canals she needed; hence, her PCP gave her some pain medication. He then stopped… read more
Joseph
Joseph
Attorney at Law
Doctoral Degree
1,157 satisfied customers
I had a root canal done by a dentist about 2 or 3 years ago,
I had a root canal done by a dentist about 2 or 3 years ago, immediately after said surgery, I was in extreme pain was given medication, then may a month later was still have pain, went back to the de… read more
Tina
Tina
Doctoral Degree
83 satisfied customers
went to dentist for consultation for sensitivity and she told
went to dentist for consultation for sensitivity and she told me that the cause is my upper brige and she suggested that i need root canal, crown and veneers. I agreed to the treatment plan and to the… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
I hada a root canal perform about 6 months ago and I am still
I hada a root canal perform about 6 months ago and I am still in pain. I went back to the dentist and let her know about the consistent pain and she stated to me their was no cause for it and recommen… read more
TaxAttorneytoHelp
TaxAttorneytoHelp
Owner
Doctoral Degree
2,542 satisfied customers
Here is my situation. I had a root canal that needs to be retreated.
Here is my situation. I had a root canal that needs to be retreated. my dentist does not doe retreats and will not pay for the treatment. I have no insuance. Will I be able to sue her in civil cout to… read more
Irwin Law
Irwin Law
Juris Doctor JD
7,176 satisfied customers
In March 2009, I had 3 fillings done by a dentist associated
In March 2009, I had 3 fillings done by a dentist associated with Aspen Dental. Nine months later, in December, one out of the three teeth I had filled that March required a root canal due to a "faile… read more
Ray
Ray
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
33,357 satisfied customers
I had two root canals done on my lower left molars at the end
I had two root canals done on my lower left molars at the end of 2007. Following, I began to have a metallic/filmy taste in my mouth. I complained to my dentist in 2008 when I went for the right side … read more
MShore Law
MShore Law
Doctoral Degree
1,233 satisfied customers
I filed a small claims lawsuit against a dentist after I paid
I filed a small claims lawsuit against a dentist after I paid out 841.00 for a root canal at his recommendation. He advised me that after having a root canal that I was to go to a Periodontist and get… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
17,183 satisfied customers
My endodontist perforated my tooth canal when he did a root
My endodontist perforated my tooth canal when he did a root canal. I have been having sever headaches, bloody noses, nusea, and have spent a few thousand dollars on dr.s and specialists. Also I have m… read more
Susan Roberts
Susan Roberts
Juris Doctor
715 satisfied customers
A - dentist caused a perforation/hole in my tooth, while doing
A - dentist caused a perforation/hole in my tooth, while doing a root canal. Not knowing if the tooth could be saved he referred me to B dentist to finish the root canal, and correct the damage costin… read more
GWarren Customer Advocate
GWarren Customer Advocate
Attorney, Consultant and Managing Member
Juris Doctor
355 satisfied customers
I went in to the dentists office to get a cavity filled. Instead
I went in to the dentist's office to get a cavity filled. Instead the dentist did a root canal on a tooth that wasn't even a cavity. It caused my tooth to be taken out. The dentist did almost all the … read more
Lawrence N. Rogak, Insurance Atty
Lawrence N. Rogak, Insurance Atty
Managing Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,032 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x