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Medical Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence Claims

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
  • Nerve injury
  • 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.

Contact Us

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.

Our team includes a qualified dentist - specialising in dental negligence claims
Access to a range of experts and resources
International links - if surgery was done abroad
Sponsors of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Trust

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Dental Negligence Claims - More Info:
    • What Is The Dental Negligence Claims Process?
    • The first step is to arrange a free initial consultation with one of our experts, to see if you can make a dental negligence claim.

      Our team will then gather evidence of negligence, including accessing your medical records. We’ll also ask an independent medical expert to comment on whether the dental treatment you received was negligent. They’ll produce a report on your current and future needs in support of your compensation claim.

      The next step will be to present this evidence to the negligent party to see if they accept responsibility. If they do, then in most cases we are able to settle the claim out of court.

      In the event that they don’t accept responsibility then we’ll begin court proceedings to prove their negligence. This could still end in an out of court settlement but, should the case go to court, we’ll be there to support you every step of the way.

    • Our Dental Negligence Experts
    • If you decide to pursue a claim with us, you’ll be represented by a highly rated team of professionals.

      Our solicitors have been praised by Chambers & Partners, the independent legal guide. Mandy Luckman has been described as “someone who pushes the boundaries” by market commentators. 

      Our experienced dental team also includes Shahin Master, who is qualified as both a solicitor and a dentist.

      Shahin has an impressive track record of using her experience in dentistry to secure funds for restorative and future treatments for clients.

      The team also works closely with the Mouth Cancer Foundation Trust. As significant sponsors of the organisation, we are also involved in the national “Bite Back At Mouth Cancer” campaign – which promotes a ‘do it yourself’ mouth cancer check.

      View our dental negligence claims team

They're a firm of the highest integrity that will work to provide an excellent, compassionate service from beginning to end.”

Vivian, Hinckley

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can Dental Negligence Compensation Pay For?

Claiming compensation can help get your life back on track. It could cover the cost of your medical bills and make up for lost earnings through time taken-off work due to your condition.

Compensation can also help pay for any cosmetic dentistry you need, as well as trips to and from hospitals or dental clinics that you have made as a consequence of your injury.

If you have a serious case of negligence such as oral cancer misdiagnosis, then compensation payments could pay for any further treatment or surgery that you require.

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How Much Compensation Could I Claim For Dental Negligence?

The amount of compensation you may be able to claim will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.

The type of injury you have and what effect it has upon your daily life will determine how much compensation you may be entitled to. A fair settlement should cover not only the costs you have already endured but also those likely to carry on into the future.

Please call our team on 0800 121 6567 to arrange a free initial consultation about your claim. In this consultation we’ll discuss the circumstances of your case, and give an indication of the amount of compensation you might be entitled to.

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"Bite Back at Mouth Cancer" - lending our support to the Mouth Cancer Foundation Trust.

As proud sponsors of the Mouth Cancer Foundation Trust, we are happy to help promote their "Bite Back at Mouth Cancer" campaign and the 'do it yourself' mouth cancer check that could save your life.

The foundation aims to raise awareness of the early signs of mouth cancer by encouraging people to check for symptoms themselves at home.

For more details and information on how to spot the early signs of mouth cancer, visit the Mouth Cancer Foundation Trust website

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