Dental negligence compensation claims
We deal with dental negligence claims nationwide on a No Win, No Fee basis. To find out where you stand call our free helpline on 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected]ckwell.co.uk
The thought of going to the dentist can strike fear into even the toughest of people. In all likelihood you will probably spend more time in the waiting room than you will in the dentist’s chair, only to be told that everything is fine and off you go for another six months. It is nevertheless a daunting prospect.
The variety of dental procedures available is increasing all the time. Advances in dental technology, coupled with the increasing availability of financing plans to spread the cost, means that more people are electing to have cosmetic dental surgery than they did in years gone by. Tooth whitening, dental implants and teeth straightening all now feature on the dentist’s menu.
Most dental treatments are successful and go entirely to plan, but sometimes things do go wrong. While this may not always be the fault of the dentist, what happens if it is? We are often approached by patients whose dental treatment has not gone as well as hoped and who want to know if they have a potential dental negligence claim.
To bring a successful dental negligence claim, you must be able to show that:
- the dental practitioner has provided substandard care; and
- you have suffered injury as a direct result.
If it can be established that the dental practitioner has been negligent then you will be entitled to claim compensation for your ‘pain and suffering’ together with any financial losses such as the cost of further dental treatment or lost earnings.
If you want to bring a dental negligence claim, you have three years in which to issue court proceedings, either from the date of the treatment, or the date that you knew (or ought to have had reason to believe) there was potential for a negligence claim. After this time, the claim will be time barred and will not be considered by the Court unless there are compelling reasons to allow the claim. It is therefore important that you get in touch with us as soon as you suspect something is wrong.
If you would like to make a dental negligence claim then call us for a free case assessment and details of No Win, No Fee funding on 0808 139 1601. Alternatively simply send brief details of your case to us at [email protected]