Dental Negligence Compensation Claims
If you’ve suffered poor treatment at the dentist which caused unnecessary pain, suffering or serious injury, you may qualify for no win no fee dental negligence compensation — helping to get your life back on track.
Dental negligence is serious pain, injury, illness, or trauma you have suffered because of negligent dental treatment. From incidents such as the wrong tooth being removed to more serious injuries resulting in lasting nerve damage, our dental negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation if you’ve suffered an injury in the dentist’s chair.
To find out if you’re eligible for dental negligence compensation and to start your claim, get in touch with our expert dental lawyers today. We will conduct a free, no obligation consultation to help you begin a dental claim and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Specialists in Dental Negligence
Guidance from the General Dental Council states that all dental practitioners in the UK should be insured against negligence – but there is no law to enforce it. This lack of firm legislation means that many dentists practising in the UK are not insured, placing a large responsibility on patients to do their research before receiving treatment.
- We campaign for greater regulation over dentistry and work hard to ensure the victims of substandard care are properly represented.
- Experienced in all types of dental negligence and ensuring clients are fully compensated for their unnecessary pain and loss.
- Compassionate team who understand what you are going through and can help you access specialist support services.
- We gather advice on your care needs and consult with medical professionals to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
- Our lawyers work to get an explanation and an apology which is often what our clients seek to achieve from their claim.
We subscribe as members to AvMA who are an organisation that offer free advice and information to those affected by medical accidents and malpractice, helping to support victims and families in cases of serious clinical negligence. Working closely with the NHS, the government and private health trusts, the AvMA endeavours to improve patient safety across the healthcare sector.
Making a Dental Negligence Claim
If you have a problem with your teeth or mouth that has been caused by your dentist, you may be eligible to make a ‘no win no fee’ dental claim. You could receive compensation if you can show appropriate evidence that malpractice by your dentist has caused injury, damage, or unnecessary pain and suffering.
Get in touch with our expert dental negligence solicitors for a free, no obligation consultation. We act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, so it won’t cost you a penny to start a claim for dental negligence with us.
Our specialist medical negligence solicitors have years of knowledge and experience in dental claims and can make all the difference in helping to secure the compensation you deserve.
Our Dental Negligence Experts
How much will my claim cost?
All dental negligence cases taken on by Hudgell Solicitors are handled on a no win no fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will be agreed before your case is carried out.Find out more
Dental claims differ greatly, so we’ll assess the following to build our case and decide on an appropriate settlement sum:
Our expert dental lawyers will review your case and help you understand what you may be entitled to, based on your personal situation, alongside similar cases they’ve seen. They’ve already achieved great results for others.
Dental negligence refers to pain, injury or trauma suffered because of substandard treatment or dental malpractice. The most severe cases can have a dramatic impact on a person’s health, leading to the onset of permanent nerve damage, lifelong pain, or, in some cases, the progression of mouth cancer.
If you’ve experienced any of the following, you could be entitled to dental injury compensation.
Misdiagnosis: A false diagnosis or misdiagnosis occurs when a problem is misjudged, leading to worsening symptoms and unnecessary treatment. Misdiagnosis can include things like removal of a healthy tooth due to error, or incorrect drugs administered due to misdiagnosis.
Delayed diagnosis: If your dentist takes too long to diagnose a problem with your oral health, to the point where avoidable complications occur, this is delayed diagnosis. Delayed diagnosis can include delays in treating decay or acting upon signs of gum disease or delays in diagnosing serious conditions like abscesses, periodontal disease, and oral cancer.
Dental malpractice and substandard treatment: Malpractice can include things like inadequate fillings, crowns, or root canal treatment, incorrect fitting of implants, failed implants, nerve damage, or failure to offer suitable alternative treatment such as root canal treatment prior to extraction.
Poor long-term care: You may be entitled to compensation if your dentist has provided inadequate care over a long period, resulting in the onset of serious issues with your mouth.Prolonged inadequate treatment can have significant consequences, increasing the risk of serious health problems like premature tooth decay and periodontal disease.
If you believe you’ve been a victim of negligent dental care, you may be able to claim compensation for the following:
There are plans to bring in legislation which will make insurance a legal requirement, but it is not clear when this is set to come into effect.
Thankfully, most cases are resolved out of court with a settlement, and your solicitor will ensure all settlement offers are given the correct consideration.