Dental negligence involves substandard care by a dental professional resulting in harm to the patient. If dental treatment fell below a reasonable standard due to mistakes or errors, then a patient may have a dental negligence compensation claim.
If you or a member of your family has experienced dental negligence, then our specialist dental negligence solicitors can help you achieve compensation.
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Dental Negligence Claim Specialists
We understand that speaking to a dental negligence solicitor can be intimidating and stressful. At Macks Solicitors, we are committed to ensuring that every call we receive is handled with the care and sensitivity that you are entitled to expect by a team who recognises how difficult it can be to make the first contact with a dental negligence solicitor to initiate a claim.
With our approachable legal team of dental negligence specialists and sympathetic legal advice, we listen to you to understand your dental treatment experiences and advise on whether you have a potential dental claim.
As dental negligence specialists we can advise you on the best way to pursue a dental claim and obtain the evidence you need in support of your claim. With strong advocacy skills, we can put forward a case for appropriate compensation for your poor dental treatment experience.
Types of Dental Negligence
Dental negligence does not just involve claims against dentists. It includes claims against:
- Dentists in private practice and NHS dental treatment
- Dental hospitals
- Dental hygienists
- Cosmetic and restorative dentistry
- The work of periodontists or gum specialists
- Oral and maxillofacial surgeons
Making a Dental Negligence Claim
Dental negligence is a type of personal injury or medical negligence claim. To make a dental negligence claim you need to be able to demonstrate that:
- You received negligent dental treatment
- You suffered injuries or loss as a result of the substandard dental work
- You are within the time limit to make a dental negligence claim
Dental Negligence Cases
Whilst no two dental negligence cases are ever exactly the same, many dental negligence claims involve poor dental practice involving:
- Abscess and root canal treatment
- Brace fitting and teeth straightening
- Cosmetic dentistry such as tooth whitening
- Gum disease
- Jaw and oral surgery
- Tooth extractions
- Wisdom tooth treatment and extraction
Many people realise that something went wrong with their dental treatment but are uncertain as to whether the standard of dental care received amounted to dental negligence. Our dental negligence solicitors can discuss the dental treatment you received and advise you on whether you have a potential dental negligence claim.
Compensation in Dental Negligence Claims
The amount you receive in compensation for a dental negligence claim will depend on the extent of the pain and suffering experienced by you as well as any additional expenses you had to incur as a result of the negligent dental treatment.
For example, in addition to pain and suffering, you may also require compensation for:
- Taking time off work
- Travel costs to additional dental appointments
- Ongoing private dental treatment, such as corrective procedures or tooth extractions resulting from failure to adequately treat gum disease
When assessing your dental negligence compensation claim our dental negligence solicitors will talk to you to fully understand the impact of the negligent treatment on your physical and mental health (such as on your self-esteem) as well as exploring the financial consequences of your receiving negligent dental work.
How Macks Can Help
We will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.
We will discuss the funding arrangement that best suits your case and provide you with effective and practical advice.
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