Can I Claim for Dental Negligence?
Dental negligence covers any type of injury or harm that has been directly caused by, made worse or overlooked by your dental health professional.
We understand that you may well be suffering both mentally and emotionally in addition to any physical injuries you may be suffering and that no amount of compensation can change what you have endured.
However, by making a claim for any compensation that you are entitled to could help to relieve any financial pressures caused by the negligence, such as medical bills or loss of earnings.
The first step is to get in touch with us, and one of our team of medical negligence experts can conduct a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with you.
How to Make a Claim
Our team of claim experts will talk with you about what happened and listen to your experience so they can see if a dental negligence claim may be possible.
The information you share with us is always treated confidentially and would only be used by our solicitors in dealing with your enquiry, if your claim is pursued.
To evaluate your claim we will need to know:
- Which dentist you attended and what dates you attended.
- What injuries or harm you and/or you child have suffered.
- How the dentist fell short of the expected standard of care.
- Whether you require ongoing treatment or rehabilitation
Once you have started the claim process by talking to our dental negligence solicitors and they have established that a potential claim exists, the next stage is for our panel of solicitors to start gathering the evidence needed for a successful claim.
This means gathering the evidence to assist in proving that dental negligence took place and that you have been harmed in some way as a direct result.
This evidence might include things like medical reports and expert opinions or statements from independent medical professionals, or a medical examination.
If the healthcare provider in question admits responsibility early on during the claim then we may be able to get you interim compensation payments ahead of your final compensation settlement, to help with your rehabilitation, daily living and any medical costs you may be facing.
We will be with you every step of the way to guide you through the process.
What happens when I make a claim?
When you contact us, you’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors, who will be able to tell you within minutes whether you have a valid claim or not.
If you do wish to proceed with a medical negligence claim, we will then put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who is an expert in your type of claim. Your solicitor will keep in close contact with you throughout your claim and they will be able to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
We know that making a medical negligence claim can seem daunting, but our solicitors work very hard to ensure that your claim is dealt with diligently and efficiently.