Mistakes in dental treatment can be painful and traumatic. If you’ve suffered due to failures in your dental treatment, we’re here to support you. As the largest medical negligence firm in the country, our dental negligence solicitors could help you claim compensation.
What Is Dental Negligence?
Dental negligence covers any type of injury that has been directly caused, made worse or overlooked by your dental health professional. If this has happened to you then you may be entitled to compensation.
Dental negligence claims can be made for any accident or oversight that has caused you to suffer physical injury, harmed your wellbeing or caused financial loss.
Common examples of dental negligence include:
Delay or incorrect diagnosis – including oral cancer misdiagnosis
Cosmetic dentistry problems
Restorative dentistry errors
Periodontal disease misdiagnosis
Mistakes in treatment leading to the loss or damage of multiple teeth
Can I Make A Claim Against My Dentist?
Whether your dentist is an NHS or private provider, if they’ve caused you harm due to negligent treatment then you may be able to make a compensation claim against them.
Get in touch with us for a free initial consultation and we can work out if you have a case and how much compensation you may be entitled to.
It’s helpful to start your claim as early as possible as there are time limits for making negligence claims.
What Are The Time Limits For Making A Dental Negligence Claim?
Under normal circumstances you need to make a dental negligence claim within three years from the point at which you became aware you may have received negligent treatment. After three years have passed you won’t be able to make a claim.
However, there are some exceptions to this time limit, including:
If you’re claiming compensation on behalf of a child then there is no time limit until your child turns 18. From the age of 18 the three year rule applies.
If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to claim for themselves then there is no time limit for making a claim.
How Long Do Dental Negligence Claims Take?
A dental negligence claim can take between a few months and a few years to settle (depending on the severity of your injury and whether or not your NHS or private dentist accepts responsibility). We settle most cases quickly but more complicated cases dealing with bigger claims may take longer.
No Win No Fee Dental Negligence Claims
Most of our dental negligence cases are handled on a
no win no fee basis. This means that there’s nothing to pay upfront and no cost to you if your claim is unsuccessful*. If your case is successful your opponent will pay most of your legal costs, with the remainder coming out of your compensation award.
We’ll keep you fully updated throughout your claim so you know how much compensation you are likely to receive.
Why Choose Us?
Our dedicated dental negligence solicitors understand what you’re going through and can help you claim compensation, as well as to access specialist support services.
We’ll gather advice on your care needs and consult with medical professionals to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. We also know that understanding what went wrong is important too. We’ll work to get an explanation and an apology from your dentist for your negligent treatment.
For a free initial consultation about your dental negligence claim, please call us on
0800 121 6567 or contact us online and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
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International links - if surgery was done abroad
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