Dental Negligence Claims

If you or a family member has sustained injuries due to dental negligence, then you could be entitled to compensation.

More about Dental Negligence Claims

Dental negligence can have significant consequences, including physical pain, emotional distress, and financial loss. At Forbes Solicitors, our dental negligence claims solicitors provide expert legal advice and guidance to individuals who have suffered harm as a result of dental negligence. We understand the complexities of dental negligence compensation claims and work tirelessly to secure the compensation that our clients deserve.

What is Dental Negligence?

What is Dental Negligence?

Dental negligence is a form of medical malpractice that occurs when a dentist fails to provide a patient with proper care, resulting in injury or harm. This could include an incorrect diagnosis, a failure to diagnose or treat an oral health issue, or a lack of reasonable care when providing dental procedures.

What is a Dental Negligence Claim?

What is a Dental Negligence Claim?

Dental negligence is a form of medical malpractice that occurs when a dentist fails to provide a patient with proper care, resulting in injury or harm. This could include an incorrect diagnosis, a failure to diagnose or treat an oral health issue, or a lack of reasonable care when providing dental procedures.

Injuries sustained due to dental negligence can have a serious effect on people's lives. Furthermore botched surgeries can leave people feeling depressed and self-conscious about their smile.

If you have suffered an injury or feel like your cosmetic surgery has done more damage than good, Forbes expert dental negligence solicitors can help you make a claim against your dentist or cosmetic surgeon and get you the compensation you deserve.

John Bennett at Forbes has been patient, supportive and understanding. From the outset I felt that my case was in safe hands. Throughout the process I have found that John is happy to explain terminology and procedures so that I have felt reassured and comfortable. Anonymous.

Impact of Dental Negligence

Impact of Dental Negligence

Injuries sustained from dental negligence can have a seriously negative, and sometimes life changing, impact on people's lives. The financial strain put upon sufferers can be great as people may not be able to work, or feel like they have to fork out more money to have their problem fixed. There is also a vast amount of emotional stress involved, not to mention the physical implications like severe pain and suffering.

If you have indeed suffered due to dental negligence, the friendly Solicitors at Forbes can help you assess as to whether you have a claim and advise you on the best course of action regarding obtaining compensation. We handle everything on a no win, no fee basis which ensures no extra financial strain is put upon yourself.

Types of Dental Negligence Compensation Claims

Types of Dental Negligence Compensation Claims

We can advise you on a variety of claims including:

  • Misdiagnosis regarding tooth decay or gum disease, periodontics

  • Root canal treatments

  • Crown and bridges

  • A dentist not obtaining consent regarding dental treatment

  • Failed implants

  • Incorrect tooth extractions

  • Cosmetic dental surgery compensation claims.

If we find that you do indeed have a solid claim, we can advise you on what exactly your claim will involve, and how much compensation you may be entitled to.

As expert dental claim solicitors, we offer no nonsense advice at all times and pride ourselves on giving the most supportive and compassionate legal advice available and will do everything we can to help you get your smile back.

Dental Negligence FAQs

Dental negligence is a term that covers many different types of injury and types of claim. If you would like more information on how dental claims work and what the process is, the frequently asked questions below may help you.

If you can't find the information you need, please feel free to get in touch with our expert clinical negligence team, who will be happy to help. Call us on 0800 037 4625.

How much compensation for a dental negligence claim?

The amount of compensation that you might expect to be awarded for a successful dental negligence claim will depend on a variety of factors. These include:

  • The severity of the injury you received as a result of the dental negligence;

  • The impact of the injury on your life;

  • Any costs or expenses that the injury has caused e.g. the cost of restorative dental treatment to rectify the injury;

  • Loss of earnings if you missed work due to the injury caused by dental negligence.

As every claim is different, we will need to understand the specific circumstances of what has happened to you before we can estimate what level of compensation could be awarded if your claim is successful. If you would like to find out how much your dental negligence claim may be worth, get in touch with our team today on 0800 037 4625.

What evidence is needed for a dental negligence claim?

For a dental negligence claim to stand the best chance of success, it will need to be proven that your dentist or another dental professional was negligent in your care.

Once we take on a case of this type, we will gather the evidence required, which will include accessing your dental records. They will need to be assessed by an independent dental expert to determine whether the treatment was negligent and to assess the extent of the injury and whether it was caused by negligence.

Are there time limits for claiming dental compensation?

There is usually a time limit of three years from the date of the injury for making a dental negligence claim.

If you were not aware that you had been injured due to dental negligence for some time after the event, the three-year limit starts at the point you became aware that the negligence had occurred.

As this type of claim can often be complex, we always recommend that you contact an expert dental negligence claim solicitor as soon as possible after you have received the negligence treatment or become aware that your dentist may have let you down.

How long do dental medical negligence claims take?

The length of time that it takes for a successful dental negligence claim to go through will depend on the specific circumstances of the claim and whether the other party admits liability for your injury, is willing to make a settlement or wants to defend against your claim.

A straightforward dental negligence claim, where the dental professional involved admits liability straight away and negotiations can begin regarding a settlement sum of compensation, could take a few months. Some complex dental negligence claims can take significantly longer.

In most cases, a dental negligence claim is settled before it reaches the courtroom. However, if your claim does need to go to court, we will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have access to all the legal advice and support needed for the best possible outcome.

Why choose Forbes as the dental solicitors to handle my claim?

Our experienced dental negligence lawyers understand exactly what is required to give your claim the best possible chance of success. We have a track record of successful claims in this area, so you can rest assured that we can handle any type of dental negligence case with professionalism and empathy. We understand that the impact of dental negligence on someone's life can be serious and far-reaching, which is why we can offer expert support in all the areas you need as your claim progresses.

If you want to find out more about making a dental negligence claim, contact us today on 0800 037 4625

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