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Dental negligence

Have you had dental treatment that you are not happy with?

Has your tooth condition got worse or have you a new problem? You may be able to claim Dental Negligence compensation.

Unfortunately dental errors are made by professionals, often during routine surgery and the results can often be serious, stressful, reduce your quality of life or even fatal.

 

The body which investigates dangerous or incompetent dentists (The General Dental Council) has been battling a backlog of serious complaints. More people now realise that they can do something about substandard dental care. A total of 1,400 complaints were made to the GDC in 2010, the latest year for which figures were available.

In these cases the patient has actually made a formal complaint. You can do this even if you wish to claim dental negligence. There is something you can do about your poor treatment.

We understand that if you have suffered from dental negligence it is painful and worrying.

Whatever your circumstances, you will want to find out exactly what happened and why and if anything can be done. Our team can help you recover dental negligence compensation.

What is dental negligence   Dental Negligence

Dental negligence is when the standard of care falls below that of other dentists.

It also includes when you are not properly advised as to the options for treatment and consent to treatment fully knowing the risks of that procedure.

Have you been to the dentist and the range of treatment options is presented to you with the risks and benefits of each one explained? You should on each occasion you visit.

Types of Dental negligence

Negligence can take many forms. If you are not sure then give us a call for a free chat about your treatment.

  • Extracted wrong tooth
  • Root canal treatments resulting in pain or further procedures
  • Cosmetic procedures, such as veneers and implants which have been ineffective
  • Teeth whitening – read the information guide on guide on teeth whitening
  • Providing inappropriate orthodontic procedures, including braces when they are not needed
  • Failed dental procedure
  • Unnecessary treatments
  • Crowns and bridges which fail
  • Unnecessary extractions
  • Delays in diagnosisor incorrect diagnosis

Claiming Dental Negligence Compensation  Dental negligence

We will help you claim for:

  • Dental Negligence Compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity;
  • Cost of treatment
  • Cost of corrective treatment
  • Compensation for scarring
  • Compensation for psychological trauma
  • Assessment of future risks of to your health
  • Loss of earnings
  • Care
  • Travel expenses

Don’t delay speak to someone today about your dental negligence on 0845 676 9228. Our team of dental negligence solicitors are here to help and understand the sensitivities and complexities surrounding clinical and dental negligence.

Alternatively you can email Dr Victoria Handley in confidence vhandley@handleylaw.co.uk

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