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Have you been a victim of Dental Negligence and feel you have a compensation claim?

You may be able to make a no-win, no-fee compensation claim if you have suffered pain and injury as a result of sub-standard, negligent dental treatment by a dental professional.

As well as often leaving unsightly or painful results, negligent dental treatment can cause very serious problems such as nerve damage, severe ongoing pain, loss of control of saliva, speech issues, damage to the senses, not mention the psychological effects of such conditions.

Negligent dental treatment will often need expensive treatment to correct the problem.

The specialist and experienced dental negligence lawyers at TLW Solicitors have dealt with a wide range of dental compensation claims:

Complications following routine dental procedures

  • Common cases include damage caused during routine procedures such as root canal therapy or wisdom tooth extraction.
  • We will also examine whether a patient was suitable for a particular procedure, and whether the risks of complications were adequately assessed and explained to the patient beforehand.
  • If the risks were not explained and it can be shown that the patient wouldn’t have gone ahead with the procedure had they been, then there may be grounds for a compensation claim.

Cosmetic dentistry

  • Common cases include badly positioned or fitting veneers, crowns, implants, bridges or braces.

Gum disease (also known as gingivitis or periodontal disease)

  • Common cases include the dentist’s failure to adequately diagnose and/or monitor the progression of gum disease over a long period of time. The dentist’s failure to advise on oral hygiene, carry out regular check-ups and X-rays, or refer to a hygienist, can amount to negligence leading to a claim for compensation.

If the injury is very serious and responsibility for the alleged negligence is accepted early on, the TLW team can try to negotiate an early payment towards the final compensation to cover the cost of private dental treatment needed to fix the problem.

Time limits

As with all personal injury claims, a claim involving dental negligence must be brought within the relevant limitation period. Generally speaking, this will be 3 years from the date of the negligent treatment or when the patient knew or ought to reasonably have known that any injury was due to negligence.  Other time limits may apply if the treatment was carried out on a child or protected party.

With dental cases, the relevant limitation period can sometimes be difficult to work out, particularly if the case relates to treatment over a long period of time. It is therefore important to ensure that you receive advice from our specialist team to ensure that your claim is pursued within the relevant time period.

If you are not sure about the timescales in your case, contact one of the dental negligence solicitors at TLW as soon as possible.

To see if any of our specialist lawyers can help you, please get in touch.

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