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Dental Injury Solicitors for Claims Against Dentists
Our Dental Malpractice Solicitors are fully qualified solicitors with an in-depth knowledge of dental treatments, cosmetic dentistry procedures and the range of injuries and health complications that can befall people subject to negligent dentist behaviour or sub-standard dental treatments.
We regularly help clients make Dental Malpractice Claims for pain, suffering, corrective treatments and financial losses that can be incurred along the way. We are accredited by the Law Society and we are senior personal litigators.
Taking care of your teeth and keeping them clean is imperative when trying to prevent tooth disorders and problems, and most of us will likely visit the dentist every 6-months for regular check-ups.
As well as this generally allowing Dentists to treat any teeth problems that may arise, this also allows a trained medical professional to identify other oral health issues such as gum disease or even oral cancer. As with any form of disease, early diagnosis is vital to receiving the best care and recovery.
What is Dental Malpractice or Dental Negligence?
Dental negligence can be defined as an avoidable injury or health problem caused by a dentist who fails to take the proper care or deliver the right treatment at the right time.
At Grieves Solicitors, we specialise in dental malpractice claims. We have supported countless clients through their claim right from initial contact.
If you have had a bad experience where you have suffered from dental malpractice, then call us on 0800 182 2167 or fill out one of our online contact forms and one of our experts will be in touch.
Types of Dental injury or Malpractice
It is a dental professional's duty to provide the best possible care to the patients visiting their practice or clinic. If you believe you have been a victim of dental negligence or dental malpractice then you are well within your rights to speak to an expert solicitor for advice.
- Injury - Dental malpractice involving harm to the patient.
- Serious Injury - Dental malpractice resulting in life changing injuries.
- Informed Consent
Within the 3 types of dental negligence, there can be many causes, including:
- Consent to Dental Treatment; Failure to gain consent before going ahead with a procedure.
- Cosmetic Dentistry; Severe pain or damage to your teeth caused by improperly performed cosmetic procedures, e.g. veneers or crowns.
- Tooth Extraction; Injury due to complications during the extraction process.
- Gum Disease; Failure to treat gum disease leading to periodontal disease resulting in tooth loss.
- Restorative Dentistry; Failure to diagnose or treat tooth decay, leading to the need for restorative dentistry.
- Dental Implants; Failure to assess patients correctly, leading to complications and severe injuries.
- Root Canal Treatment; Injury caused by treatment complications during or after RCT.
- Wisdom Teeth; Injury as a result of complications during Wisdom Tooth extraction.
- Tooth Decay; Complications during tooth decay treatment resulting in injury.
- Failure to Diagnose Oral Cancer; Serious illness or worse due to negligence from the dentist.
Effects of Dental Injury
The symptoms and effects of dental injuries can be very painful. they can range from toothache to Nerve Damage and loss of senses and in certain instances can be even more severe and even result in fatalities in complex procedures where mouth surgery and general anaesthetic is used
Some of the more immediate visible effects of dental injuries which may well lead you to believe that something is not right could include facial swelling, a fever, or pus draining from the gums
Can I claim compensation as part of a Dental Malpractice Claim?
You don't have to be the person directly affected by dental malpractice in order to make a claim. Third parties including family and close friends often have a case too.
The financial compensation for a dental injury can be substantial, in recognition of how damaging such cases can be, and the length of time it can take to recover, age of the victim and also the victim’s ability to communicate.
Here at Grieves Solicitors, we can help you from the very first with general guidance and professional legal advice so that you understand the compensation claim process and whether it is the right decision for you to pursue a claim.
How much compensation can I expect?
Each financial settlement is different and depends on varying factors as to how much you are entitled to claim for a financial pay-out. Factors that affect the final settlement amount include:
- Age of the victim
- The victim’s ability to communicate
- Contributory negligence
- Dental history
Average guidelines for dental compensation amounts are as follows:
- Loss of one front tooth: £2,000
- Loss of one back tooth: £1,000
- Loss of two or more front teeth: £4,000 - £ 12,000
- Loss of two or more back teeth: £2,000 - £7,000
- Pain or suffering over one week: £500
- Pain or suffering over one month: £1,000
- Pain or suffering over one year: £3,000
Contact our experienced dental negligence solicitors immediately if you, or a loved one, has been affected by an injury to your teeth following a visit to a dentist. We are here to help.
How do I make a Dental Malpractice Claim?
Compensation claims should be handled by a qualified Solicitor and making a claim against a dentist is no different. Grieves Solicitors exclusively practice in personal injury compensation claims and we have helped hundreds of people receive the compensation they deserve following an injury to the mouth, lips, gums or teeth at a dentist's clinic.
Call us on 0800 074 7644 or fill out one of our online contact forms and we'll be happy to discuss the circumstances of your case.
Whatever your personal circumstances, we will be happy to help you understand more about the process or start a dental negligence compensation claim on your behalf