Dentists Negligence Claims
Most trips to the dentist are uneventful but on those rare occasions when things go wrong you may be left in significant pain and discomfort. On rare occasions, a patient can be left with life-changing or life-limiting conditions.
If you have received dental treatment that has not gone according to plan, or your health has deteriorated because your dentist failed to spot a more serious problem, such as oral cancer, you could be a victim of medical negligence. If so, you may be entitled to compensation for any physical or mental suffering and for any financial costs you have incurred as a result. The solicitors at BRR Law in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire are experts in the law of negligence, particularly in cases involving dentists, and can advise you on whether you have a valid claim as well as seeking compensation on your behalf.
Are You Eligible For Compensation?
If you have had a dental procedure by a dentist or dental practitioner and are unhappy with the results or the way your care has been handled, call us today on 01724 854000 for a free confidential chat about how we may be able to help you. As members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) you can rest assured that with our solicitors you are in safe hands. Most medical negligence claims must be brought within three years from the point when a person ought reasonably to have known that he or she was a victim of medical negligence. Therefore it is imperative that you seek expert legal advice as soon as you have concerns.
Funding A Medical Negligence Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your particular case, there may be a number of ways to cover your legal costs, such as via an insurance policy or via a no win, no fee arrangement. We will be able to explain the options available to you when we have the details of your claim.
Our team of specialist medical negligence and personal injury lawyers, led by Partner Ian Horner, has in-depth expertise in complex dental negligence claims and has successfully obtained compensation in numerous cases, including extracting the wrong tooth, negligent root canal surgery, and failing to spot gum disease and its link to more serious problems. We ensure that our clients are compensated for their physical and mental suffering and for any money they have lost or had to spend as a result of the way they have been treated.
Whether you have suffered a personal injury as a result of routine dental work or a cosmetic dental procedure under the care of the NHS or a private dentist, we can support you in your recovery and help you claim the compensation you deserve.
We have experience in dealing with claims against dentists, dental nurses and dental hygienists in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire and throughout the UK arising out of a range of circumstances, including failing to:
- Diagnose, treat and manage tooth decay or gum disease
- Spot oral cancer
- Carry out root canal treatment properly
- Fit dental implants properly
- Fit veneers or crowns properly
We also have experience in claims arising out of:
- Inadequate bridge or orthodontic work
- Poorly performed teeth bleaching
- Unjustified extraction of a healthy tooth
A dentist or other dental professional may be guilty of dental negligence if they:
- Were not qualified to carry out the treatment
- Did not obtain your consent to carry out the treatment
- Failed to warn you sufficiently about the risks of the treatment
- Did not carry out appropriate health checks before treatment
- Failed to carry out the treatment to an acceptable standard
- Used unsafe or inappropriate products
- Failed to spot problems after treatment
- Did not give you appropriate care after treatment