Clinical negligence includes claims made against dentists who have provided substandard treatment..
Dental negligence is usually the result of a dentist failing to act appropriately and providing the patient with an unacceptable poor service. Common mistakes can arise during a check-ups or surgery, which can leave patients suffering in a great deal of pain and possibly, further complications.
You are owed an explanation
If you believe that you have received poor dental care, which has caused pain or left you suffering an avoidable injury you are owed an explanation and may well have been the victim of dental negligence.
Our dedicated clinical negligence team at Your Legal Friend have 30 years experience in successfully resolving many different types, and sometimes, complex negligence cases.
We can help you find out if:
More than one in ten complaints concern NHS dental care...
*NHS Dental Statistics for England:2013-14, Third Quarterly Report | Health and Social Care Information Centre)
A wide range of dental negligence issues...
A claim for dental negligence can involve a wide range of issues and complaints from damage caused to a tooth during a routine check-up to extraction of a wrong tooth and a misdiagnosed dental illness.
extraction of the wrong tooth.
crowns, bridges, implants or veneers fitted in the wrong way.
inadequate fillings or root canal therapy.
placing dental implements in an inappropriate or unsafe place.
negligent cosmetic dentistry.
You must establish that negligence, by your dentist has caused a preventable injury or worsening condition to your teeth or gums following treatment or surgery - not because you feel pain for a period afterwards.
Whatever type of damage was sustained, the injury must have been:
You must start your claim in Court within 3 years of the dental negligence or within 3 years of you becoming aware that you have suffered an injury as a result of negligence. Claims do not have to be resolved within this three-year period, as the full consequences of a dental injury caused by your dentist’s negligence or error may not yet be apparent however, it is important to start you claim as soon as possible.
As experienced clinical negligence specialists, we know that if you or a member of your family feel you have received dental treatment or care below expected professional standards, you will want to seek genuine answers.
We are committed to ensuring victims of dental negligence have access to the answers they need and the compensation they deserve, and which could prevent others from suffering unnecessarily in a similar way.