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Gum disease is a risk that we should all be aware of, but visiting the dentist on a regular basis should protect most people. A dental professional is trained to perform a full and thorough analysis of the health of your gums every time that you visit the Dentist.
There are, however, cases where a dental professional fails to recognise or prevent the onset of gum disease, allowing it to worsen and cause further pain and/or damage. In these cases, you may have cause to begin a dental negligence gum disease claim.
The team at Hampson Hughes has helped many clients over the years who suffered complications as a result of dental negligence. Gum disease compensation will potentially help pay for private treatment to rectify problems caused by misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of gum disease, as well as compensate you for the pain, suffering and financial costs you have already incurred.
A delay in diagnosis can lead to compensation for dental negligence causing gum disease, when it has caused a deterioration in the health of a patient’s gums, which can result in a range of physical and psychological consequences. Gum disease claims often result from dental negligence in relation to a failure to identify and treat one or more of the following symptoms of periodontal disease:
Complications relating to the impact of dental negligence causing gum disease include:
The complications relating to untreated and undiagnosed gum disease can be so painful and permanent; that is why it is vital that your dentist identifies and treats it as early as possible to prevents development. If you feel you have suffered dental negligence then you are may be entitled to seek gum disease compensation.
We know that it might seem daunting at first should you be looking into making a claim for gum disease compensation. Hampson Hughes’ are here to put your mind at ease and to help you identify the best funding option for you. From the first time you contact us, we’ll look at your situation and guide you to the right option to protect your financial interests.
In the majority of cases, our clients sign a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) that means you are instructing us on a No Win No Fee basis – an option you may have heard about. In this instance, if your gum disease claim is not successful, you are not liable for the associated legal costs. For some people however, other funding options are more suitable. We have helped clients explore whether their currently active insurance policies could cover such legal costs.
With any type of dental negligence claim, there will be a time limit linked to how long you have to make a claim. If you have suffered due to a delay in diagnosis and/or treatment of gum disease, the following time limits apply:
There are various long-term psychological and physical impacts relating to untreated gum disease and we will work hard on your behalf to obtain the maximum amount of compensation to support you with any ongoing impacts of the dental negligence you have suffered. To find out more please feel free to contact our legal team today by calling or by emailing .