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A Guide to Incorrect Tooth Extraction Claims
Going to the dentist is an experience we will all be familiar with, and in the vast majority of dentist visits, we encounter a competent dental practitioner. However, there are sadly instances when the reasonable standard of care is not met and dental negligence may occur. You may have a claim for incorrect tooth extraction compensation if you can show:
that you suffered a level of ongoing pain and/or damage beyond reasonable expectation
required further treatment that could otherwise have been avoided
that the pain / damage suffered or treatment required was due to recognisable dental negligence
In terms of a dental procedure as routine as a tooth extraction, there is potential for a tooth extraction error. Should you believe that this error may be as a result of the negligence of a dental professional, you can speak to the legal experts here at Hampson Hughes, who will be able to direct you on the correct legal course to seek to obtain incorrect tooth extraction compensation.
To find out more about making an incorrect tooth extraction claim you can visit the drop-down sections further down this page.
Some of the expected compensation figures related to dental implant negligence claims in the UK are:
Significant, chronic tooth pain – extending over a number of years together with significant general deterioration in the overall condition of teeth
Up to £33,430
Loss of or serious damage to several front teeth
£7,650 to £10,010
Loss of or serious damage to two front teeth
£3,810 to £6,690
Loss of or serious damage to one front tooth
£1,930 to £3,460
Loss of or damage to back teeth; per tooth
£960 to £1,500
We have experience in helping a wide range of clients in Liverpool, Birmingham, London and around England and Wales over recent years. We have represented their dental negligence claims to help them gain compensation for pain, injury, and long-term damage, as well as treatment costs in the past and future.
The majority of tooth extractions are completed without complication, but in some cases the procedure can cause problems. If you received substandard dental care and have suffered the following, you could be entitled to make an incorrect tooth extraction claim for compensation:
You have had the wrong tooth extracted during surgery
Retained roots following the extraction of a single root tooth (incisors, canine) as a result of tooth fracture;
Retained roots or partial removal of a multi-rooted tooth (molars) ONLY when an x-ray has not been undertaken prior to the extraction;
Perforation of the sinus during the extraction of upper molars, which may be as result of unnecessary force;
Fracture to the jaw bone as a result of extraction of molars, which may be as result of unnecessary force;
Damage to the nerve during the process of tooth extraction
Other viable options were not explored to treat the area prior to tooth extraction
You have not been made aware of the potential risks of the dental procedure about to take place
There are several reasons why you might need a tooth extracted. If you have tooth decay or gum disease, there is increased pain, risk of infections and higher risk of tooth loss or extraction. Another dental surgery is the removal of wisdom teeth, which is more invasive, often requiring general anaesthetic. The extraction of wisdom teeth has a higher risk of complications when compared with regular tooth extraction.
The level of any compensation award depends on the individual circumstances and severity of the dental negligence that occurred and the associated injuries suffered. If the tooth extraction error has caused further complications then this could lead to increased compensation. Your incorrect tooth extraction claim will consider the following factors:
An award for any pain and suffering caused by the tooth extraction error
Tooth loss itself
An award for any future treatment costs that you required to rectify the situation
An award for past and/or future losses, including travel costs, dental treatment, prescriptions you have paid for and any lost earnings due to being unable to work
We will be able to offer helpful legal guidance from your first phone call with us. You can speak to our team by phone or email to arrange your free consultation.
If you have suffered pain and injury as a result of incorrect tooth extraction you might be worried about the legal costs associated with making a claim for dental negligence. Our dental negligence solicitors are here to put your mind at ease, guiding you through all of the financial and funding options open to you when you begin the process of making an incorrect tooth extraction claim.
There are a few options open to you, but with most clients we will advise that you receive your legal representation on a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) with us. This works as a No Win, No Fee compensation claim, meaning that in the event of an unsuccessful claim you won’t be liable for the legal costs, as they are recovered from the defendant. Our dental negligence solicitors will be able to talk you through this arrangement in more detail, explain in full how it protects your financial interests.
If you have suffered injury or illness due to a tooth extraction error then you are in the right place. Here at Hampson Hughes, we have vast experience in assisting clients looking to obtain maximum financial compensation from an incorrect tooth extraction compensation claim.
You can find out how we can help you, as we have for many clients around England and Wales, by contacting our expert team today. To receive a highly professional service that guides you through the claim process from start to finish, you can call 0151 236 1222 or email [email protected].
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At Hampson Hughes Solicitors we believe that if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault you deserve access to legal support. Our objective is to ensure we recover the maximum amount of personal injury compensation you deserve. We can help secure access to expert rehabilitation services to ensure that you have the quickest recovery possible. We can ensure you are compensated for any losses you may have suffered, from out of pocket expenses to loss of enjoyment and loss of earnings as a result of your personal injury.
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Each case will have its own individual elements to consider, but the general process for pursuing a compensation claim with Hampson Hughes involves the following steps.
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Once you get in touch, we can offer you a free consultation with the relevant specialist solicitor for your case.
Should we advise your claim is worth pursuing, and you choose our services, we will begin claim preparation.
We will help you to access and obtain all of the required medical evidence in support of your compensation claim.
Once we have submitted the claim to the defendant, we can begin negotiations on reaching a settlement.
Should no settlement be reached, your claim will proceed to court with a view to obtaining a favourable settlement.
Should your claim be successful and compensation be awarded, you should receive it within 14-28 days.