A visit to the dentist is not usually something most of us enjoy yet this anguish can be compounded if you have suffered a dental injury through no fault of your own. Dental negligence can occur as a result of a lack of knowledge and expertise by the dentist or problems with inadequate or faulty equipment. In all areas of medical treatment, there is an element of risk, but the majority of dentists operate with good conduct. However, dental injuries do happen. If you have been unlucky enough to suffer while at the dentist, you may be entitled to compensation.
In any area of dentistry, mistakes can be made. Whether your dentist works for a private clinic or is part of the NHS, they have a duty of care and you still have the same rights to make a claim if this is neglected.
There are a number of scenarios where dental negligence takes place. The list below is not exhaustive but contains the most common situations.
It is not always obvious if you have suffered a dental injury; if you are uncertain, it might be worth asking yourself if you are still experiencing pain or have had any allergic reactions a week after your visit.
If you feel your claim is viable, you will need to obtain evidence that the same treatment could have been carried out by an alternative competent member of the dental profession.
At Jefferies, our personal injury solicitors are very experienced in dealing with all types of dental and medical negligence compensation cases. To begin with, we will need to take some initial details regarding your injuries and circumstances. You can easily contact us by either calling our free accident helpline or by making an online enquiry. One of our team will then be in touch in order to go over the basics in an informal, yet professional and of course, confidential manner.
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We deal with a range of personal injury and accident cases here at Jefferies. These range from road traffic accidents, accidents at work, head and brain injury claims, industrial accident claims, claims for slips, trips and falls in public places (including supermarkets and retail parks), and of course, dental and medical negligence. If you feel that you may be eligible for compensation as a result of any of the above, please do not hesitate to get in touch.