Dental negligence covers any type of injury that has been made worse, overlooked or directly caused by your dental health professional.
Common examples of dental negligence claims include:
- Dental injuries or trauma
- Failure to diagnose/ misdiagnoses
- Failure to obtain consent
- Failure to treat
- Nerve damage
How long do dental negligence claims take?
A dental negligence claim can take between a few months to a few years (depending on the severity of your injury).
What are the time limits for making a dental negligence claim?
You need to make a dental negligence claim within 3 years from the point at which you became aware you may have received negligent treatment under normal circumstances