Our Dental Negligence team represents victims of accidents and injuries suffered at the hands of a dental practitioner. Poor dental work can have a serious effect on your life both medically and cosmetically. Dentists don’t often make mistakes but when they do you are entitled to make a complaint and seek redress usually in the form of financial compensation. Any financial award could go towards reconstructive surgery, further medical treatment or to compensate for physical or emotional harm.
Our solicitors obtain substantial sums of compensation for dental negligence cases and injuries can include:
- Delayed diagnosis of gum disease, oral cancer and other oral diseases
- Untreated gum disease or tooth decay
- Substandard treatment
- Root canal treatment
- Cosmetic procedures such as crowns
- Unsatisfactory consent to treatment
- Dental prosthetics
- Tooth removal
- Nerve damage
Seeking legal advice will enhance your claim as we can thoroughly prepare your case and be ready to put together any response necessary. It is often difficult to understand dental and medical terminology, which is why we are committed to speaking plain English and ensuring you fully understand.
If your case is successful, you might be awarded compensation in different forms:
An award for pain and suffering that you have experienced as a result of the negligence.
An award for loss of earnings could be made if you have not been able to receive an income as a result of the negligence. In serious cases, this could include loss of future earnings.
Other expenses might also be covered if deemed necessary for your recovery. This could include specific medical treatment and care costs.
Most people want to know the compensation they will be awarded, and as a result of this, many firms offer ambiguous suggestions. Each case is different. To find out more about the compensation you might be entitled to, it is best to speak to a qualified solicitor who can look at your specific circumstances.
Please contact our Dental Negligence Team on 0191 565 3112 to discuss your case in more detail on a no obligation basis.
We offer appointments at our Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland offices.