Dental Negligence

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

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