If you have reason to believe you have received negligent treatment which has caused you an injury, you may be able to claim for compensation. Dental negligence claims specifically involve dentists or dental treatments received from either the NHS or private sector, such as misdiagnosis of periodontal disease (gum disease) or cosmetic dental treatment such as veneers and implants.
At Duncan Lewis, we know that your teeth form a big part of your appearance and it’s upsetting or embarrassing if your dental treatment goes wrong. Our dedicated team can help you claim for compensation and help get you in touch with the right people to get your treatment corrected.
We offer “no win no fee” funding arrangements to bring dental negligence claims. You must demonstrate a duty of care was owed by that dental practitioner and that they have acted in such a way so as to breach that duty of care. You must then prove that their actions caused you substantial injury. We would send you to see a medical expert who would compile a report as evidence of your claim.
The compensation you would claim for would fall under two categories: general and special damages. General damages are for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the negligence. This would be quantified using the medical report from the expert. Special damages are your quantifiable losses incurred as a consequence of the negligence, such as loss of earnings and care.
For more information about making a compensation claim for dental negligence call Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors on 0207 923 4020.