Dental Negligence Claims Specialists

Making a Dental Negligence Compensation Claim

Good oral health relies on teamwork by patients and dental professionals. Unfortunately, sometimes things go seriously wrong.

Good oral health relies on teamwork by patients and dental professionals. Unfortunately, sometimes things go seriously wrong.

If you have been harmed by a lack of duty of care by a dentist, dental hygienist, orthodontist, anesthetist or other dental professional the SeriousMedicalInjury.com specialist solicitor panel could help with a no win no fee compensation claim.

Types of Claims We Assist With

Types of dental negligence claims our specialist solicitor panel are assisting with include:

  • Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis
  • Carrying out unacceptable standards of surgery
  • Filling or extracting the wrong tooth
  • Failing to provide details of alternative treatment, risks or costs before the procedure
  • The treatment causes excessive nerve damage
  • Failing to spot or appropriately treat periodontal disease
  • Unacceptable restorative treatment
  • Performed negligent teeth whitening
  • Failed to provide appropriate aftercare
  • Carried out treatment with defective or faulty products
  • Failure to spot or treat a serious infection
  • Anaesthetic complication

The impact of negligent dental treatment can be serious even life-changing. If you or a loved one have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation. 

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Leading Medical Injury Experts

The SeriousMedicalInjury.com solicitor panel boasts some of the leading medical injury lawyers in England & Wales.

The panel's experience has helped them understand the many challenges that face both the client and their family. They provide access to specialist support services including rehabilitation and benefits advice.

They appreciate client's concerns of claiming compensation whilst still undergoing treatment and the uncertainty of what the future holds especially when the injuries are debilitating.

Acting in the client's best interests they guide them through the legal process and leave no stone unturned, with the aim of securing maximum compensation as quickly as possible.

Experts In Recovering Past And Future Losses

A successful claim can help improve the quality of life as it can allow a claimant to recover past and future costs for:

  • Corrective treatment
  • Care & Rehabilitation
  • Loss of earnings
  • Out of pocket expenses and more

What can I claim?

No Win No Fee - No Risk*

The most common way to claim compensation for medical negligence is on a no win no fee basis.

Our panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors will carry out an assessment of your case and may decide that they can assist you on a no win no fee basis, also known as a conditional fee agreement (CFA).

A claim taken on a no win no fee basis means that if your claim is unsuccessful you will not be required to pay your solicitor’s fees, providing you cooperate and do not provide misleading information, nothing is payable by you up front and nothing is payable at all if your claim is unsuccessful.

Free Claim Assessment - No Obligation

Before you decide to claim, start your free, no obligation case assessment to check if one of our specialist serious medical negligence solicitors can assist you on a no win no fee basis

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Dental Negligence Claims We Assist With:

Delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis

A delay in diagnosis or wrong diagnosis is likely to prevent appropriate treatment being given. Sadly this is the situation that some dental patients experience and can result in serious consequences especially if cancer or periodontal disease is involved.

If you have been harmed by a lack of duty of care by a dentist, hygienist or other dental professionals you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Carrying out unacceptable standards of surgery

It is reasonable to expect dental treatment to be performed to acceptable standards of care and professionalism. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and some patients are unnecessarily harmed by negligent treatment such as using excessive force to extract a tooth or poor surgical technique.

If you have been harmed by a lack of duty of care by a dentist, hygienist or another dental professional you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Filling or extracting the wrong tooth

For many people the thought of visiting the dentist is daunting. Despite most treatments being routinely performed, this is not the experience of all patients. Sometimes dentists get things wrong, such as filling or extracting the wrong tooth, which requires them to undergo restorative treatment.

If you have been harmed by a negligent dentist or orthodontist you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to provide details of alternative treatment, risks or costs before the procedure

It is a legal requirement for dental surgeons to properly explain the risks of the procedure, alternative treatment and costs before patients undergo treatment. This process allows the patient to be able to properly consider all the implications of the surgery and to decide whether to go 'under the surgeon's knife' or not. Sadly this is not every dental patient's experience.

If your 'informed consent' has been compromised and as a consequence suffered an avoidable injury you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failing to spot or appropriately treat periodontal disease

Gum disease is common in adults, less so in children. This condition is known as gingivitis, which can cause bleeding gums and bad breath. However, if left undiagnosed it can develop into periodontal disease. If untreated this can result in spaces opening up between gums and teeth, teeth becoming loose and even falling out. Sadly, this is the situation that sometimes patients face.

If you have developed periodontal disease because a dentist or another dental professional failed to diagnose or timely treat gum disease you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Unacceptable restorative dental treatment

Restorative dental treatment aims to improve or restore teeth that have been damaged by disease or injury. It is reasonable to expect the restoration to last sufficiently. Unfortunately, this is not the case when things go wrong with fillings, root canal treatment, crowns, implants, or bridges.

If you have suffered because of unacceptable restorative dental treatment you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Performed negligent teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is an increasingly common dental cosmetic procedure that is often carried out by unregulated therapists. However, many people are not aware that it should only be carried out by trained dentists, hygienists or dental therapists. Although some salons and clinics offer teeth whitening it is illegal to carry out the procedure if no dental professional is present. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong even by professionals.

If you have been affected by negligent teeth whitening treatment you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Negligent cosmetic dentistry

The search for the perfect smile has seen an increase in the number of people undergoing cosmetic dentistry. These procedures are not normally available on the NHS, treatments can cost hundreds if not thousands of pounds, yet things do not always go to plan as some patients are avoidably harmed by poorly fitting crowns, implants, braces, or bad advice.

If you have suffered because of unacceptable cosmetic surgery you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failed to provide appropriate aftercare

It is important that patients receive appropriate aftercare following dental surgery. Good aftercare can help to reassure patients, promote faster recovery, and help prevent serious complications such as infection. Unfortunately, not every patient is so lucky.

If you have been affected by unacceptable standards of aftercare you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Carried out treatment with defective or faulty products

It is reasonable for patients to expect equipment and products used in dental procedures to be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with some patients being unnecessarily harmed.

If you have suffered because of faulty dental equipment, implants or other dental products you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Failure to spot and treat a serious infection

Dental professionals are aware of how serious complications can be from infection and aim to spot and treat them promptly. Despite a pro-active approach to cleanliness infections still occur sometimes caused by failing to keep instruments, procedures, and clinics clean. Sadly this is an experience that some patients endure.

If you have suffered because of a lack of duty of care of a dental professional you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Anaesthetic complications and errors

Each year, millions of dental procedures are performed with the use of anesthetic. Local anesthesia is administered on the site of the surgery, whilst general anesthesia affects the whole body and usually causes a loss of consciousness. Although most dental treatments that involve anesthetic are routine, sadly, sometimes errors occur, such as administering the wrong amount of anesthetic or causing damage to nerves.

If you have suffered because of a lack of duty of care you may be entitled to claim compensation.

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Compensation & Special Damages

Our medical negligence solicitor panel has successfully settled many serious and catastrophic medical injury claims and have experience in fighting for the following types of special damages:

Injury & Suffering

One of the elements of compensation is awarded for pain and suffering.

This takes into account the length of time the claimant is in pain and the effect it will have on their personal life.

Loss Of Earnings

If you have sustained a serious medical injury it is likely you have suffered a loss of earnings especially if your injuries are significant.

Our solicitor panel can help recover your work-related losses. 

Financial Losses

Compensation settlements are designed to put the claimant in a similar financial position prior to the incident.

All financial losses are included in the claim to ensure maximum compensation.

Rehabilitation

Medical injuries often require extensive rehabilitation.

In successful cases our solicitor panel can help recover all costs of corrective treatment.

Private Treatment

If the NHS has made your health worse you may decide on private treatment.

You can recover private treatment costs as part of your compensation settlement.

Care Costs

In severe cases, it may be necessary for people to go in to care, especially if they are vulnerable.

Our solicitor panel understands the complexity of serious injuries and can help recover your care costs.

Housing Adaptation

Home adaptations such as stairlifts can improve the quality of life of people with serious medical conditions.

Our solicitor panel work closely with leading occupational therapists and case managers to assist clients with mobility and access issues.

Relocation Costs

It may be necessary for some people with serious health problems to relocate. 

If you need to relocate or are considering relocation you may be able to recover the costs as part of your compensation award.

Assistive Technology

Our solicitor panel is aware of how assistive technology can make a real difference to improve the quality of life of those with serious health problems.

Smart technology such as voice-activated devices can help people cope with tasks which most of us take for granted, such as turning on and off appliances and controlling room temperature.

Dependants

If you have lost a loved one because of negligence you may need to consider your legal position.

Our solicitor panel can help dependants access compensation, support and assist with inquest representation.

Bereavement Costs

The loss of a loved one is an emotional time made even worse if someone else is to blame.

Our solicitor panel can help recover bereavement, funeral, inquest representation and other costs. 

Future Expenses

It is crucial that all future losses are considered when calculating a schedule of loss. 

Working with leading financial experts our solicitor panel can help recover future losses including, income, pensions, investments and many more.

Unsure if you can make a no win no fee medical injury claim?

Before you decide to make a claim, check for FREE if our panel of medical negligence solicitors can assist with your claim on a no win no fee.

or call: 0800 699 0900
or call: 0800 699 0900

Lines open 24 hours, 7 days a week