“I was left in agony because my dentist failed to carry out the right dental treatment.”
Diagnosing what is wrong with a dental patient and putting it right should be much simpler these days – dental treatment has been revolutionised by innovations such as 360-degree Cone Beam CT X-rays and CAD/CAM technology, to make ceramic restoration work in the dental surgery possible in around an hour.
However, the best dental treatment can be expensive – and despite advances in dental healthcare, private dental patients and NHS dental patients are still falling victim to dental negligence as a result of dentists failing to diagnose or carry out the correct treatment.
Dentists should advise patients on how to care for their teeth, as well as alerting them to issues like decay, gum disease, oral infections, abscesses, tumours, and poor dental hygiene.
If dental patients do not receive the appropriate dental treatment or advice, both their dental health and general health can suffer, resulting in pain, loss of teeth and even heart disease linked to gingivitis (gum disease).
Filling teeth unnecessarily used to be seen as a “money-earner” for some dentists – but filling healthy teeth can lead to problems in later life, as old fillings become infected and cause the tooth to crumble, meaning an expensive crown has to be fitted.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise patients on how to make no win no fee claims for dental negligence compensation, including:
Dental patients have three years from the date of injury or diagnosis of dental injury in which to make a no win no fee dental negligence claim.
Children who have suffered injury as a result of negligent dental care can make a compensation claim for up to the age of 21.
Duncan Lewis can also advise dental patients from overseas who have experienced negligent dental treatment in the UK on how to make Dental Negligence Claims for compensation.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors are one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms – and can advise both private dental patients and NHS dental patients on making no win no fee dental negligence claims.
Because of the limitation period for making a clinical negligence compensation claim, Duncan Lewis advises dental patients to get in touch as soon as possible to discuss making a dental negligence claim.
Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can also advise the parents or guardians of a child on how to make a compensation claim for dental negligence before the child reaches the age of 21 by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend. Your Duncan Lewis dental negligence lawyer will be able to explain further about how to do this.
For expert legal advice on making a no win no fee Dental Negligence Claim, call Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors on 020 7923 4020.