Claim for Dental Negligence
When to claim compensation for medical negligence.
There are any number of reasons why you may need help from a solicitor, and dental negligence is one such claim you can get help with from Davis Blank Furniss. Since 1877, we have been here for victims to secure claims for issues such as dental negligence and malpractice.
If you feel that an acceptable level of care has not been provided by your dentist, you may have experienced dental negligence. And if you have suffered as a result of this, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
How do you know if it’s negligence?
Bell’s Palsy following treatment, tooth fractures, oral laceration, wrongful extraction of teeth, mal-performed root canal treatment, nerve damage. These sadly are typical stories we hear when working on dental negligence claims.
Put simply, we go to the dentist to have fillings in, teeth out, and polish applied. You do not expect to leave with an injury or condition more serious than the one you came in with. Some common types of dental negligence we can help with include:
- Missed diagnosis: where dentists fail to notice a treatable condition
- False diagnosis: where dentists misdiagnose a serious condition
- Careless dental work: where bad practice causes injury or complications
- Poor hygiene: where low sanitary standards cause illness or complications
- Poor use of anaesthetics: where misuse of anaesthetics leads to illness, injury or worse
All dental staff have responsibility for the health and wellbeing of their patients. Sadly some practitioners put other needs before their patients. This shouldn’t happen. You should be able to expect a high level of care no matter where you are treated, that’s privately or with the NHS.
If you feel like you have been neglected by a professional, it’s your right to make a claim. Contact Davis Blank Furniss today and we will listen to and assess your case. If you have a claim, we will give you the support you need throughout the process, and will help you to get the compensation you deserve.