Dental Negligence Claims
Dental negligence is a type of personal injury claim. You can claim for dental negligence if:
- You received negligent dental treatment
- As a consequence of the negligent dental treatment, you have suffered injuries or loss
- You are within the time limit to make a claim
Types Of Dental Treatment Negligence Claims
Any type of dental treatment can lead to a negligence claim, including:
- Braces and orthodontic treatment
- Abscess or root canal treatment
- Gum disease
- Tooth extractions
- Tooth whitening
- Wisdom tooth treatment
A claim can be made against an NHS dentist or a hospital trust if you attended a dental hospital. Claims can also be made against private dental practices and orthodontists.
Our dental negligence lawyers recognise that it can be hard to accuse a professional of negligence and that you are likely to be concerned about the claim process and timescale to receive compensation. We will talk to you about why you think the treatment you received was negligent and investigate the personal injury claim on your behalf.
Proving Dental Negligence
Dental negligence lawyers are experts at proving that the dental treatment you received was negligent as it fell below a reasonable standard for a dental practitioner. Our lawyers will investigate, obtain witness statements and records and seek independent expert medical advice on whether the treatment you received was negligent and the impact on your teeth and dental health.
Compensation In Dental Negligence Claims
The amount you receive in compensation will depend on the extent of the negligent treatment and its impact on you. For example, you may have experienced a lot of pain and suffering as a result of a late diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Alternatively, you may require a lot of remedial dental or cosmetic work from a private dentist and time off work.
In some dental negligence claims, the poor treatment has resulted in long-term dental issues or psychological problems such as a fear of medical treatment or feelings of insecurity over your looks.
Our dental negligence lawyers take the time to fully understand the medical, financial, and emotional consequences of the negligent treatment you received and fight hard to ensure that you receive the maximum possible to compensate you.
Make a Free Enquiry today with our Dental Negligence Claims Lawyers Glasgow, Aberdeen, Scotland
Our dental negligence lawyers will talk to you about no-win, no fee funding so you can pursue a dental negligence claim without having to find the money to fund your case and discuss other fee options.