Dental Negligence NHS

Dental Negligence NHS

When dental treatment goes wrong, it can be extremely painful and distressing. If your dentist has been negligent in their care of you, you could be entitled to make a claim for dental negligence compensation. This can be particularly important where you may need further corrective treatment that could be expensive. We have successfully handled numerous dental negligence compensation claims for our clients.

At PA Duffy Solicitors, we represent clients who have suffered a range of problems after incorrect dental treatment, to include where an existing condition has been made worse and where a cosmetic dentistry procedure has not been successful. We deal with both dental negligence by private dentists and dental negligence NHS.

If you believe that you may have a dental negligence claim, give us a ring and we can talk through with you what has happened and let you know how we can secure a compensation payment on your behalf.

To speak to one of our NHS dental claims solicitors 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 will ring you back promptly.

Our dental negligence NHS compensation services

We can run your case from start to finish, supporting you throughout and explaining the claims process to you so that you know what to expect. You will find us friendly and approachable and we will make sure that we are available to speak to you as needed, so that you can ask us any questions you may have.

We provide a full range of services, to include dealing with the following types of dental injury:

  • Errors in treatment that lead to tooth loss
  • Failure to correctly diagnose problems, to include periodontal disease and oral cancer
  • Delay in diagnosis
  • Nerve damage
  • Psychological issues from incorrect dental treatment
  • Compensation for pain and suffering caused by dental negligence
  • Incorrectly fitted dental implants
  • Cosmetic dentistry errors

How do I make a dental negligence claim against an NHS dentist?

We can advise you whether you are eligible to make a claim against your dentist. If you are, we can take the details of what happened and advise your dental practice that you will be seeking compensation.

We will arrange for our dental experts to examine you and prepare a report on your situation, to include details of the effects the negligent treatment has had on your teeth.

If your dental practitioner’s insurer admits liability, we will use the report as the basis of our negotiations to agree on the level of compensation you will receive. Our team have extensive experience in negotiating and we will do all we can to ensure you receive the best possible offer.

If liability is not admitted by your dentist and their insurer or the sum they offer by way of compensation is not sufficient, we can take your case to court. We know that this can be daunting and we will make sure that you have the support and advice you need and that you are thoroughly prepared before the hearing.

How much compensation will I get for a dental claim against NHS dentist?

The amount you will receive will depend on how extensive your injuries are and the amount of any losses you have sustained. You will be compensated for pain and suffering and any ongoing problems you have. You can also expect to be reimbursed for your financial losses. This could include loss of earnings if you have had to miss any work, the cost of remedial treatments and the cost of travel to and from dental appointments.

If you would like to speak to one of our solicitors to discuss how much you might receive in compensation, please feel free to call us. We can discuss what has happened to you and give you some idea of the amount you could expect.

Is there is a time limit for an NHS dental claim for compensation?

Personal injury claims, to include a claim against an NHS dentist, need to be started within three years of the date of the injury. If you were not aware that you had been injured at the time, then the claim should start within three years of the date on which you should have realised that you sustained an injury.

For children, the three-year period starts on their 18th birthday, while for individuals who do not have the mental capacity to bring a claim themselves, there is no time limit.

Contact our dental negligence solicitors 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 or 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 will ring you back promptly.


Dental Negligence NHS was last modified: March 10th, 2023 by Conal McGarrity