What do the companies settling Small Smiles dental claims take into consideration?

Answer: The companies settling the Small Smiles claims will take into consideration the following:

  • Number of fillings
  • Number of root canals
  • Number of crowns or caps
  • Number of extractions or the amount of tooth removal
  • Number of treatments performed in the same quadrant of the mouth at the same time or during the same visit
  • Whether the child was held down, strapped-down, or papoosed
  • Whether or not the parent was allowed in the back during the procedures
  • The behavior the child exhibited during his or her visit. This can include whether or not the child vomited for urinated while the dentist was working on his or her mouth
  • Whether or not the child was given any numbing agents or pain medication
  • The type of problems your child is experiencing now, including fear of dentists, anxiety over receiving medical or dental treatment and/or nightmares
  • Whether or not these fears or anxiety require the parent to seek professional help for the child

With the help of our pediatric dental expert, we will be able to determine whether or not the settlement offer from the responsible party is fair.