Dental negligence compensation claims
Dental negligence compensation claims, occasionally referred to as dental malpractice actions, arise as a result of a Dentist acting against the interests of your health or failing to act at all. Mistakes can arise at the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment or surgical stage.
If you have suffered as a result of dental negligence you may be able to bring a claim for compensation. Call our specialist dental negligence lawyers on freephone 0808 164 0808 for a free, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you for a FREE case assessment.
Types of dental negligence compensation claims
Our dental negligence lawyers deal with a wide range of dental negligence claims against both the NHS and Private Practice. Common dental negligence cases that our lawyers have advised upon include:
- cosmetic dentistry
- failed dental implants
- failure to treat or diagnose gum disease or periodontal disease
- failure to diagnose oral cancer
- incorrect anaesthesia
- improper use of dental tools
- inappropriate tooth extraction
- lack of informed consent
- orthodontic work
- poorly fitted dental bridges, crowns and veneers
- restorative dentistry
- root canal treatment
- swallowed instruments
- tooth decay
- unsafe practices
- wisdom teeth
A dental negligence claim arises as a result of Dentist providing a substandard level of care that has resulted in the patient being left in a worse position. It is important to note that patients are not entitled to compensation if dental treatment (particularly cosmetic dentistry) fails to meet their expectations. Our team of dental negligence lawyers work closely with the General Dental Council (GD) through the complaint and claim process.
If you would like to discuss making a claim for compensation as a result of lack of consent, mistreatment or failure to act by a dentist please call a member of our Clinical and Medical Negligence team on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.