Dental negligence claims
Understanding general and cosmetic dental claims
Our solicitors have handled a whole host of dental procedure claims, ranging from the extraction of healthy teeth and negligent root canal surgery to complex dental restoration claims involving multiple implants and crowns. Cosmetic dentistry procedures are becoming increasingly popular and these procedures can go terribly wrong. We are experienced in claims involving bespoke ‘smile designs’ with dental implants, veneers, porcelain crowns and teeth whitening.
“Our dental negligence team are experienced in all types of dental treatment. We understand that negligent treatment that leads to tooth loss or poor cosmetic results can have a devastating impact on a person and we can provide support from start to finish and recover the cost of corrective treatment.”
Russell Sutton, Senior Partner and Head of Dental Negligence.
There are a number of things that can go wrong when dentists are performing dental surgery. These mistakes can lead to consequences that massively impact the patient’s life. That’s why our team of legal experts are here to help you claim compensation back for the injuries caused and the cost of the treatment you may require to restore your smile. The problems listed below can indicate dental negligence:
- Inadequate root canal procedures
- Dental implant failure
- Extraction of the wrong tooth
- Extraction of too many teeth
- Failure to manage and treat tooth decay
- Inadequate fillings
- Poor crown or bridge work
- Failure to manage gum (periodontal) disease
- Failure to offer all available treatment options
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We have specialised in dental negligence cases for many years, so our experienced team of legal experts can provide you with the guidance and support you need from start to finish. We understand that making a claim can be quite stressful that’s why we’ve developed a process causing the minimum hassle and disruption to your life.
Our trusted team led by partner, Russell Sutton, have achieved over a 95% success rates in cases pursued after obtaining medical evidence and as such we are well placed to help you succeed in your dental negligence claim. We pride ourselves on our depth of knowledge and the manner in which we work, making sure you have everything covered in order to make a full recovery of the compensation you both need and deserve.
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Sometimes you just want to know
Use our eligibility calculator to see if you have a claim without making an enquiry
We understand that sometimes you just want to know if you have a claim without speaking to someone. We’ve built our eligibility calculator to help you out. We don’t collect the details from this form unless you submit an enquiry and you’ll be able to get a good idea as to whether you have a claim or not from the result.
Once you’ve completed the questions and got your result, regardless of the answer, you may still want to speak to a professional who may offer further advice or routes to success. If that’s the case you can start your dental negligence claim process today.
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Do you think your dental surgeon was negligent?
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Do you believe the injury was the practitioner's fault?
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Did the procedure take place in England or Wales?
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Were you under 18 when the injury occurred?
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Did you learn of the problems following the treatment in the last 5 years?
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Specialists in dental negligence claims
We secured over £12,000 for a woman left with permanent damage after a wisdom tooth extraction
Russell and his team acted for a lady who suffered from a severed inferior dental nerve during the attempted extraction of one of her lower wisdom teeth by a specialist surgeon she was referred to by her dentist. As a result of the nerve damage, our client suffered from numbness and loss of sensation in her lower lip which was permanent.
Expert evidence was obtained to support a claim for negligence and the matter was settled within 18 months, without litigation, for over £12,000.
Specialists in dental negligence claims
Over £40,000 secured for a woman who had bridge work done to her upper teeth
We acted for a lady who brought a claim against her dentist for negligent treatment surrounding a bridge she had placed, which she hoped would improve the appearance of her upper front teeth.
Our client had healthy upper teeth and opted to have the bridge because she was unaware that in preparing the teeth for the bridge, her healthy teeth would be exposed to an increased risk of gum disease and decay and a significant amount of healthy tooth structure would have to be destroyed to bring about an acceptable cosmetic result.
Extensive restorative treatment was required to correct the substandard treatment and we argued that further expensive treatment would be required in the future.
Legal proceedings were issued and the matter settled, without trial, for over £40,000. The settlement included compensation for wasted past treatment, pain and suffering and future treatment costs.