Negligent orthodontic treatment

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your negligent orthodontic treatment claim covered

Orthodontic treatment is treatment used to straighten the position of the teeth. When visiting an orthodontist, you expect a professional experience, and to receive a good standard of care. In most cases, orthodontic and dental professionals treat their patients with the utmost care and attention, but unfortunately mistakes are sometimes made.

If you experience negligent orthodontic treatment, either via the NHS or privately, it could cause you unnecessary pain or suffering. As specialists in dental negligence, we can help you make a claim for compensation.

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Types of orthodontic claims we help with

When it comes to negligent orthodontic treatment, there are a number of things you could claim for, including:

• Failure to implement an appropriate treatment plan
• Removal of the wrong tooth
• Wrong number of teeth removed
• Incorrectly aligned braces or retainers
• Braces or retainers used for the wrong length of time
• Poorly constructed or unsuitable braces or retainers

How might you be affected by orthodontic malpractice?

If you’ve experienced orthodontic malpractice, you could require further treatment, which can be costly, time-consuming and uncomfortable. You might experience unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of errors made in your treatment. You may also be left with poorly aligned teeth, which could affect your confidence.

Am I eligible to make an orthodontic negligence claim?

Dentists and orthodontists, whether working for the NHS or privately, have a duty to provide you with a certain standard of care. And if you’ve received negligent orthodontic treatment, you have the right to bring a claim for compensation against those responsible.

If you think you have received negligent orthodontic treatment, you may be able to make a claim. For example, if you had braces fitted to straighten teeth, but they were left on for too long and damaged the teeth, you could be able to make a claim.

How our legal team can offer support

We understand that this can be a very upsetting and traumatic time for you. When mistakes are made in your orthodontic treatment, this can impact you physically but also emotionally, especially if you’re not confident in the look of your teeth. At Patient Claim Line, we will take the stress out of bringing a claim, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

Making a claim against your dentist can feel overwhelming, but Patient Claim Line will guide you through the process. As one of the UK’s most respected solicitors specialising in orthodontic claims, we have over thirty years of experience in claims involving orthodontic negligence.

This means that any claim made through us will be treated with the utmost professionalism and a direct approach aimed at delivering the resolution and the compensation that you deserve.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors 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.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors 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.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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