Dental Negligence Claims

Have you suffered from an injury that came as a result of the negligence from your dentist? If so, you have the right to claim dental negligence compensation.

Unfortunately, when dentists make mistakes, it can cause unnecessary pain. This, along with the chance of the mistake having an impact on your appearance and self-confidence means that although you may recover from the pain, dental negligence cases can have a long-term impact on your daily life.

Here at 1Solicitors, we provide support when proceeding with your dental negligence claim to ensure that you’re well-informed of your options. From your very first appointment to the day of your dental negligence payout, we’re here to support you and provide 24/7 legal assistance.

How are dental negligence claims classified?

You may not be able to spot the signs of dental negligence immediately. In fact, it’s common for patients to only feel pain once their anaesthetic wears off or they look in the mirror a few hours later.

For this reason, dental negligence claims are difficult to classify. However, taking photos of any visible damage will help to support your claim when it reaches a Court as the judge will be able to see the severity of the injury.

Causes of dental negligence

Because dental procedures can be complex, there are a wide range of procedures that could go wrong and result in you being eligible to claim dental negligence compensation. Amongst some of the most common are:

  • Misdiagnosing a problem and carrying out the wrong treatment
  • Removing the wrong tooth
  • Long-lasting nerve damage
  • Root canal treatment injury

With the possibility of either of these incidents having the possibility of contracting an infection (such as abscesses), it’s essential that you seek proper medical attention after a dental negligence incident.

Our team of dental negligence solicitors are able to advise on the compensation payout you’re most likely to achieve, as well as get the compensation you deserve for any excess costs you’ve had to pay to correct the damage.

Who can make dental negligence claims?

If you think that you’ve suffered with a dental negligence case and have experienced unfair or unnecessary treatments from your dentist, you may be eligible to claim compensation for your suffering.

It doesn’t matter if your accident didn’t come directly as a result of your dentist. In fact, you could make a claim against injuries caused by hygienists, dental therapists and orthodontists.

Whether the dental negligence came from a dental professional working within a private practice or the NHS, you’re still able to make a claim if the incident took place within the last three years.

Establishing liability for dental negligence payouts

Because dental professionals have a legal duty to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients, any accidents caused by their mistakes mean that they’re liable for the injury.

When making your dental negligence claim, you’ll need to provide evidence of why the dentist was at-fault, along with details of the dentist that made the mistake.

Can I claim for an allergic reaction to dental products used by my dentist?

If your dentist hasn’t reviewed your health history or checked if you’re pregnant before carrying out certain procedures, you may be entitled to claim for dental negligence.

How do I start my case with dental negligence lawyers?

In order to begin your case, we will need details of your injury, the names of the individuals involved and details of the dental practice.

How much can you claim for a dental negligence injury?

When making a dental negligence claim, there are two types of compensation that may be awarded if the case is successful. These are:

  • General damages: Based on the severity of your injury, the recovery time and any rehabilitation that may be needed.
  • Special damages: Covers the cost of any additional treatments you may need as a result of the dentist’s negligence, the loss of earnings that you may have experienced and travel expenses to get to and from another dental hospital.

Making a no-win, no-fee dental negligence claim

Here at 1Solicitors, we understand that the expenses you may have to pay before receiving your dental negligence payout may leave you out-of-pocket. For this reason, we offer a no-win, no-fee agreement on all cases, meaning that you aren’t charged a penny unless your claim is successful.

Our team of dental negligence solicitors are able to advise you on the best route to claiming compensation, as well as support you throughout traumatic cases.

To book your initial appointment with a member of our qualified team, call us on 0330 053 7117 or contact us online today. We’ve helped hundreds of people receive dental negligence payouts and we’re confident that we can help you, too.

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