Fluorosis Dental Injury Lawsuits
Fluoride is a mineral naturally found in certain foods, drinking water sources, and soil. Proven to help prevent tooth decay, it’s also added to dental health products and drinking water in certain regions. But when fluoride levels aren’t carefully controlled, children and adults can develop fluorosis—a cosmetic dental condition where teeth appear stained and pitted.
If you or a loved one are suffering from fluorosis, you may be entitled to compensation. At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough, our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience helping injury victims. We have the knowledge and resources to help determine the cause of your child’s condition, and we’re here to help 24/7. Dial (800) 210-8503 or complete our free online form to get started now.
What is fluorosis?
Fluorosis is a dental condition caused by fluoride overexposure that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, affects nearly 25% of Americans between ages 6-49. However, it’s most common in adolescents and teenagers, and over the past 30 years, the number of fluorosis cases is on the rise.
Symptoms of fluorosis include:
- Yellow or brown stains on teeth
- Irregularities on the surfaces of teeth
- Pitting of tooth enamel
Fluorosis Treatment Can Be Costly
Although fluorosis is a cosmetic condition, its symptoms can be emotionally distressing. A variety of cosmetic treatments are available to help cover up fluorosis staining and pitting, such as:
- Tooth bleaching or whitening
- Dental bonding
Our lawyers understand the damage fluorosis can cause to victims’ self-esteem, and we can fight to help you get compensation for the treatment you need or have already undergone.
How does fluoride get into tap water?
In many areas, fluoride naturally occurs in drinking water due to its presence in soil and bedrock. It can also be added into community water supplies through a process called fluoridation. The decision to fluoridate water is made at the state or local level.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water is 0.7 milligrams per liter to prevent tooth decay and reduce the risk of fluorosis. However, this recommendation is voluntary and unenforced.
Get Help With Your Fluorosis Lawsuit
Contact Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough today if you or your loved one developed severe fluorosis. Our legal team is available to help 24/7—just dial (800) 210-8503 or complete our free online form to connect with our fluorosis lawyers today.
This law firm is not associated with, sponsored by, or affiliated with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.