Dental Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence Claims

Dental treatment can be complicated and unfortunately there are occasions on which problems arise. If you have suffered because of dental treatment that you believe was negligent, you may be entitled to compensation for what has happened. PA Duffy specialise in dental negligence claims.

We regularly represent clients who have experienced poor dental treatment that has caused them pain and injury. Our experienced team can take on your case to secure a damages payment to ensure you are able to obtain remedial treatment and to compensate you for your pain and suffering.

As well as legal expertise, you will find that our dental negligence solicitors in Ireland and Northern Ireland provide an excellent service. We know how daunting it can be to bring a claim for dental compensation and we will do all we can to make the process as easy as possible for you. We will make sure that you have regular updates about the progress of your case and that we are easily contactable so that you can ask us any questions you may have throughout your time with us.

To speak to one of our dental claims lawyers in Dungannon, Belfast and Dublin, call us now on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE). Alternatively, you can Make An Online Enquiry and we’ll contact you promptly.

Our dental negligence claim services

We deal with all types of dental negligence compensation claims against both NHS dentists and private dental practices, including the following:

  • Loss of teeth caused by negligent treatment
  • Failure to diagnose issues such as periodontal disease
  • Delay in treating a dental problem that allowed the situation to deteriorate
  • Misdiagnosis of dental issues
  • Injury to nerves
  • Incorrect fitting of dental implants
  • Pain and suffering from dental negligence
  • Psychological issues as a result of dental negligence
  • Errors made during cosmetic dentistry procedures

Making a dental negligence compensation claim

If you are concerned that dental treatment that you have received was negligent, you are advised to speak to a solicitor as soon as possible. If you ask us to represent you, we will investigate matters straightaway so that the incident is still fresh in everyone’s memories.

We will obtain evidence, to include your dental records, and arrange for you to be examined by a dental expert who will be able to prepare a report detailing your injuries.

We will contact your dental practice and advise them that you will be making a claim for compensation. They will have insurance in place to cover a claim and during the case we will deal with the insurance company. We are used to dealing with insurers and their legal teams and you can be assured that we will bring a robust case on your behalf.

The other side may choose to admit liability, in which case we will negotiate with them to try and agree on the amount of compensation you will receive. We are strong negotiators and are often able to settle cases in this way without the need to go to court.

If we do not believe that the amount offered is enough or if liability is not admitted, we will ask the court to decide your case. We will ensure that you are thoroughly prepared and that you are represented by an expert personal injury claims advocate.

What compensation will I receive for dental negligence?

You can expect to receive compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced as well as for any loss of amenity, or being unable to do things which you used to do. You will also be entitled to claim for any expenses you have incurred, such as loss of earnings if you have missed work, the cost of any special equipment you need, the cost of any treatments and remedial work you have had to have and the cost of travel to dental appointments necessitated by the medical negligence.

How long does it take to get compensation for dental negligence?

The time taken to complete a dental negligence claim will depend on the severity of your injuries. You may be advised to wait before agreeing on a sum in compensation to see what your long-term prognosis might be. If your injuries are fairly minor, your claim could be settled within a few months.

Is there a time limit for bringing a dental negligence claim?

You should begin your claim within three years of the date on which the incident happened. If you were not aware at the time that you had been injured, the three-year period runs from the date on which you should reasonably have known about the injury or harm.

In the case of a child, the three-year period runs from the date of their 18th birthday. If you are bringing a claim on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to deal with the claim themselves, then there is no time limit for bringing a claim.

Contact our dental negligence in Dungannon, Belfast and Dublin

Our dental negligence solicitors have an excellent track record of success in securing substantial dental compensation payments for our clients.

If you have suffered from substandard negligent dental treatment and you would like to speak to one of our team, call us now on 028 8772 2102 (UK) or 01 533 7860 (IE).

Alternatively, you can Make An Online Enquiry and we’ll contact you promptly.


Dental Negligence Claims was last modified: October 31st, 2022 by Conal McGarrity