Can I sue my dentist? Your questions answered.
You can sue your dentist if you suffer injury as a direct result of the treatment the dentist provided.
Claims are made against the treating dentist, whether the treatment was provided to you under the NHS or privately.
To succeed in a claim against a dentist it will be necessary to establish that the treatment fell below the standard that can be reasonably expected in the dental profession. This question is often addressed by an independent and impartial dentist acting as an expert witness in the case.
Time limits apply. Claims against dentists should be commenced in court within three years of the treatment (or three years from the date you became aware of the dentist’s negligence). Children have three years to make their claim from the date of their 18th birthday.
Compensation is assessed on a case by case basis. If you win your case you will be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, as well as compensation for your financial expenses and losses (such as lost earnings and the cost of private dental treatment).
We operate nationally and work on a No Win, No Fee basis, which means that if you do not succeed with your claim, then you will not have to pay any legal costs.
So, the short answer to the question, ‘Can I sue my dentist?’ is, yes you can, where you have suffered an injury that in the opinion of the dental profession would not have happened if reasonable care had been taken.
If you think you have a case, then our lawyers will be happy to discuss your claim with you and offer guidance on how much compensation you might be entitled to receive.
To make a dental negligence compensation claim call us for a free case assessment and details of our No Win, No Fee funding scheme on 0333 888 0404 or simply send an email to us at [email protected]