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Dental Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence Claims

Part of a wider group of legal experts, our team of specialist dental negligence solicitors can help you claim the dental negligence compensation you are entitled to.

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Dental Negligence Claims

Amy Davey
Clinical Negligence Solicitor

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Amy Davey
Clinical Negligence Solicitor

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Tim Moulton
Head of Medical Negligence

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Tim Moulton
Head of Medical Negligence

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Dental Negligence Claims

Our team of dental negligence specialists

Types of dental negligence we see in clients

  • Anaesthesia complications

  • Failure to obtain consent

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis

  • Surgical errors

Examples of dental negligence we have handled

Key areas of dental law, we have supported clients on include:

  • Gum disease (Periodontal Disease)

  • Oral Cancer

  • Negligent cosmetic dental surgery, such as veneers

  • Endodontics

  • Root canals

  • Orthodontics

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So what is dental negligence? 

Finding a dental negligence solicitor near you

Successful dental negligence claims 

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We’ve helped so many people just like you

Recently our expert dental negligence team successfully recovered largest ever reported settlement sum against a dentist defendant for our client. In this case, managed by Clinical Negligence Solicitor Jennifer Argent, our client experienced significant negligence due to a delayed referral by his dentist.

Dental Negligence Claims
Dental Negligence Claims

Initially, in March 2018, he reported a lump in his mouth that bled, but the dentist’s referral to the Maxillofacial department wasn’t sent until three months later, and even then, it was not marked as urgent. By the time he was seen in November 2018, he was diagnosed with oral cancer, which had significantly progressed. Despite undergoing multiple surgeries, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, the cancer recurred and worsened, eventually becoming inoperable by October 2019.

After significant delays and the defendant’s partial admissions, the case was settled out of court for £500,000. This substantial settlement aims to provide comfort and financial support to the client and his young family during his remaining days

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Frequently asked questions about dental negligence claims

How to sue a dentist?

Should I make a complaint first?

You can make a complaint about your dental treatment prior to pursuing a legal claim. In some limited circumstances we may recommend this to you as a first step. However, for most of our client’s investigation of a legal claim is a sensible first step to avoid running out of time to pursue a case and ensure that you have explored whether compensation can be obtained. Making a complaint to your dentist will not usually lead to compensation for your injury or loss and if any sum is offered it is likely to be less that you could achieve by pursuing a legal case.

How to prove dental negligence?

Proving dental negligence involves demonstrating that the standard of care provided fell below what is reasonably expected, leading to harm. This often requires expert testimony and detailed medical records. Our experienced dental negligence solicitors can help gather the necessary evidence to support your claim.

How long does a dental negligence claim take?

The duration of a dental negligence claim can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the willingness of the other party to settle. On average, a dental negligence claim can take between 12 to 24 months to resolve. Our team will keep you informed throughout the process and work to achieve a timely resolution.

What is the dental negligence time limit for making a claim?

In the UK, you typically have three years from the date of the incident or from when you first became aware of the injury to make a dental negligence claim. However, there are exceptions, so it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our dental negligence lawyers can advise you on the specific time limits applicable to your case.

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