We've got your dental negligence claim covered

There are few people who enjoy making a trip to the dentist’s office, but doing so is an essential part of maintaining a healthy life. Routine dental treatments and check-ups help keep the teeth, gums, and mouth in good shape, and cleanings can prevent potentially serious issues from developing in the future. Through the NHS, regular dental treatments are provided to everyone, but there are some complex cases where a visit to a private dentist is a must. In either case, the dentist has a duty to provide the highest quality care available. However, this does not mean mistakes cannot take place. When they do, they can have a lasting impact on health and well-being of the patient.

Medical negligence in dental care can happen in several different ways, including wrong tooth extractions or a failed dental procedure. These mistakes result in a need for corrective surgeries to eliminate pain and discomfort, or a visit to another provider to have the problem addressed adequately. Whether the dental procedure took place through the NHS or a private dentist, any failure to provide quality care for your teeth, gums, or mouth may result in a medical negligence claim.

How can we help?

If you are left in pain due to an error with your dental treatment, either private or under the NHS, first and foremost you may be entitled to compensation for that unnecessary period of suffering. However, if the dentist will not admit that the mistake was made, then you could be left either with longer term pain, problems with the appearance of your teeth, or the possibility of having to pay privately to put things right.

At Patient Claim Line, we can get a specialist dental report that will show what went wrong and what needs to be done to put things right. If there was negligence then we will include the cost of any corrective treatment as part of your claim. In addition, we will ensure you receive the maximum level of compensation for pain, suffering and any impact the error has had on your day to day life.

What types of dental negligence are there?

Patient Claim Line regularly handle a whole host of dental negligence claims, but some of the most common instances that we deal with include:

  • Negligence claims due to careless work
  • Negligence claims due to incorrect or inadequate work
  • Negligence claims due to misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis
  • Extraction of wrong tooth, failed dental procedure, poor dental treatment, failure to provide treatment plan, or dentist failed diagnosis
  • Dental infection, failure to take adequate radiology, failure to remove unintended foreign objects during treatment, or failure to give preventative advice and oral hygiene

Am I eligible to make a claim?

Every dentist, whether working under the NHS or being paid privately, has a duty to perform the right and proper dental procedures. If you believe that your dentist has been negligent towards you and you are left with pain and/or treatment costs, you may be entitled to compensation and to recover those treatment costs.


How can we help?

If you are left in pain due to an error with your dental treatment, either private or under the NHS, first and foremost you may be entitled to compensation for that unnecessary period of suffering. However, if the dentist will not admit that the mistake was made, then you could be left either with longer term pain, problems with the appearance of your teeth, or the possibility of having to pay privately to put things right.

At Patient Claim Line, we can get a specialist dental report that will show what went wrong and what needs to be done to put things right. If there was negligence then we will include the cost of any corrective treatment as part of your claim. In addition, we will ensure you receive the maximum level of compensation for pain, suffering and any impact the error has had on your day to day life.

What types of dental negligence are there?

Patient Claim Line regularly handle a whole host of dental negligence claims, but some of the most common instances that we deal with include:

  • Negligence claims due to careless work
  • Negligence claims due to incorrect or inadequate work
  • Negligence claims due to misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis
  • Extraction of wrong tooth, failed dental procedure, poor dental treatment, failure to provide treatment plan, or dentist failed diagnosis
  • Dental infection, failure to take adequate radiology, failure to remove unintended foreign objects during treatment, or failure to give preventative advice and oral hygiene

Am I eligible to make a claim?

Every dentist, whether working under the NHS or being paid privately, has a duty to perform the right and proper dental procedures. If you believe that your dentist has been negligent towards you and you are left with pain and/or treatment costs, you may be entitled to compensation and to recover those treatment costs.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Medical Negligence

Georgia is the Head of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team. Within her role, Georgia ensures that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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