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Dental Negligence Compensation

Understanding Your Rights

Many of us dread visiting the dentist because we worry the experience may be painful and make us feel vulnerable. Both routine check-ups and dental surgery can involve invasive procedures that require injections, anaesthetic and the use of sharp implements – which is why, when something does go wrong, the consequences are often severe.

All medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients, and when you visit your dentist you place a huge amount of trust in them to carry out all dental work to the highest standard. However, sometimes mistakes happen – and whether the cause is a lack of judgement or care, tiredness or negligence on the part of your dentist, the results can cause severe discomfort as well as anxiety.

If you’ve been injured due to dental negligence, you may be entitled to claim for compensation and should speak to us as soon as possible. Our specialist solicitors will be able to advise you regarding your legal rights and provide support throughout the claims process, should we feel there is enough evidence to prove your personal injury was caused by your dentist’s negligence.

Types Of Dental Negligence Injury Claims

Personal injuries arising from dental negligence vary in terms of severity but nearly all cause distress, inconvenience and worry to the individual.

Types of dental negligence injuries include:

  • Pain and problems due to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Allergic reactions to the dental drugs
  • Infections due to unhygienic conditions
  • Cuts and damage from accidentally swallowing instruments
  • Lingual nerve injuries
  • Retained roots during tooth extractions
  • Gum disease
  • Incorrect Extractions

How To Claim For Dental Negligence Compensation

You may be able to make a claim for compensation if your personal injury was caused by dental negligence. There are procedures that must be followed as well as standards that must be reached by every dental practice and dentist, and if you feel this did not happen during your check-up or surgery, we can help you secure compensation.

In our extensive experience, dental negligence claims are often made to compensate the victim for all the pain and suffering as well as for medical treatment costs, loss of earnings and the negative impact on lifestyle

It is difficult to prove dental negligence because of the need to actually demonstrate your dentist’s actions or lack of actions, or those of the dental practice, directly caused your personal injury. This is why you need our specialist legal experience and expertise to support you during the process, and why we will work hard to quickly establish the cause of your dental injury.

For free and impartial legal advice on whether you should pursue your dental claim, contact Bartletts Solicitors today on Freefone 0800 988 3674 or email advice@bartletts.co.uk