Anyone who has had to have any dental procedure or surgery will know how important it is to find an expert dental professional who completes the procedure properly. Whilst dental treatment can involve some pain, negligent dental care can cause ongoing problems or permanent damage, including tooth loss.
When it comes to the dental care you receive in the UK, there is an accepted standard of care that all dentists should adhere to, so if any of their actions or inactions fall below that expected level, and it causes you pain, injury or damage as a result, you may well have a case for a dental negligence claim.
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Should you believe that you have suffered sub-standard dental care, you should contact our dental negligence solicitors to discuss the details of your case. Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, we have an expert clinical negligence team who offer a wealth of experience in claims related to negligent dental professionals.
What can I make a Dental Negligence Claim for?
Many individuals find themselves unsure on whether the dental care they receive would be considered negligent. We understand that many of our clients may be new to the claims process and so we offer a free consultation to help you to get advice on the likelihood of a successful claim and to get a sense of your legal options going forward.
It is helpful if you can obtain as much documentation and other evidence as possible in order to help us assess your dental injury claim and the chances of a favourable outcome. That said, our dental negligence lawyers can help you with the gathering of evidence should we take on your claim, so the most important thing is to get in touch with us and get the benefit of our legal insight in this area.
For a level of initial insight, here are some of the most common dental negligence claim types:
Poorly fitted crowns and bridges
Errors with implants or veneers
Surgical error resulting in nerve damage
Delayed or missed diagnosis of gum disease
Incorrect tooth extractions
Poorly performed root canal procedures
This list is not exhaustive, so if your particular dental malpractice issue is not on the list, it does not mean that you cannot claim. The best thing to do would be to speak to one of our team of dental negligence lawyers to explore your claim, with our team vastly experienced in dental negligence claims both against NHS and private facilities.
Are there time limits on a Dental Negligence Claim?
When it comes to making a dental negligence claim in the UK, the parameters are the same as any other medical negligence legal issue. The current limit for a claim is three years from the date you became aware of the negligence, with a special provision that if the dental malpractice happened before the claimant was 18 years old, there may be an extension of those limits to three years from their 18th birthday.
Of course, such is the nature of dental injuries that you will likely be aware of many problems within minutes rather than years, but there are certain dental issues such as the unchecked progression of gum disease which may date back years, so it is always worth getting in contact with a specialist dental negligence solicitor in your region to explore the possibility of a dental malpractice compensation claim.
How much does a Dental Negligence Claim cost?
We understand that a major consideration for many people who consider a dental negligence claim is what their legal costs will be. Many of these people have also heard of the No Win, No Fee Claim model, which in legal terms is known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). Hampson Hughes Solicitors is ready to offer this payment type in any case where it fits the financial interests of a client.
Our team of helpful dental negligence solicitors can help you to explore your funding choices and select the best fit for you. There are cases where an individual or family may have a current insurance policy covering legal expenses, while some people have access to Legal Aid, but in many cases, utilising a No Win No Fee model is the best fit.
Should we take on your legal representation on a No Win No Fee model, we are able to recover most legal costs from the defendant, protecting your financial interests. With most claims, if that compensation claim isn’t successful, there are no costs for our client. This is how it’s come to be known as a No Win No Fee claim.
We would be happy to explore whether it is possible to offer our expert legal assistance for a dental negligence claim, with many clients in Liverpool, Manchester, London and across England and Wales having benefitted from our legal services in this area.
How do I find an expert Dental Negligence Solicitor?
When it comes to choosing the right legal help for your claim, you will want to find a dental negligence lawyer who has the qualification and experience to give you the best possible chance of a successful claim. Here at Hampson Hughes Solicitors, our legal team has an extensive track record in such claims.
This ensures that we will be able to offer you the legal advice and guidance that you need to assess your chances of a successful claim, while if we do take on your representation, you will benefit from expert legal care at all times. This means that we will be able to guide you through every step of the claim process, from evidence gathering to interview medical experts and on to the negotiation of settlement and/or appearing in court.
If you or a loved one is looking to explore a dental negligence compensation claim in England or Wales, whether your dental malpractice issue happened in Liverpool, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, London or elsewhere, you can get in touch with one of our dental negligence solicitors today. You can do so by contacting our clinical negligence team by phone on 0151 236 1222 or email on email@example.com. Our expert legal staff are ready to advise you on your legal options and the ideal funding terms for your possible claim.
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