Our team has carriage of a large volume of experience in cases in dental negligence ranging from tooth extraction claims to extensive nerve damage and tooth loss due to dental treatment. We endeavour to ensure the loss incurred by our clients due to dental negligence is fully compensated for. This includes not only compensation for the pain and suffering incurred by our clients as a result of substandard dental care, but also recoupment of the money already paid for the negligent work and the cost of future restorative work.
Below are some examples of dental negligence;
- Nerve injury
- Root canal treatment
- Delay or incorrect diagnosis – including oral cancer misdiagnosis
- Cosmetic dentistry problems
- Mistakes in treatment leading to the loss or damage of multiple teeth
- Periodontal disease misdiagnosis
People visit the dentist for a number of reasons, ranging from a simple check up to dental implants. A lot of the time, these treatments and procedures go according to plan but sometimes things do go wrong. Whilst, this may not always be caused by negligence, there are situations where negligence may arise. It doesn’t matter whether your dentist is an NHS or private provider, if they’ve caused you harm due to negligent treatment then you may be able to make a compensation claim against them.
When Can I Make A Claim?
Under normal circumstances in the UK & Northern Ireland, you need to make a claim within 3 years from the date of the negligence or from the date of your knowledge of the negligence. In Republic of Ireland, you need to make a claim within 2 years.
However, there is an exception to this rule:
If you’re claiming compensation on behalf of a child, then there is no time limit until your child turns 18. From the age of 18 the three-year rule applies.
If you wish to contact us concerning dental negligence, please call our Dungannon office on 028 8772 2102 or our Dublin office on 01 533 7860. You can also complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will soon be in touch.