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Dental Negligence Blackburn

If you’re seeking a dental negligence solicitor in Blackburn and you’re not sure where to turn, we’re here to help. Since our inception in 2000, we’ve helped thousands of people make successful claims for compensation, and we aim to help many more over the coming years.

At the Dental Law Partnership, we’re legal experts within the field of dental negligence, able to help you get the justice you deserve. We understand how hard it can be if you’ve suffered from dental malpractice, which is why we want to help as many people as possible with their dental negligence claims.

As well as your physical health, you may also find that you’ve suffered from psychological harm and financial worries due to loss of earnings – particularly if you’ve had to take time off work due to the negligent treatment you’ve received. These are all things that you can claim for with our clinical negligence claims, as well as issues with your physical health after incorrect treatment.

The compensation you receive can be helpful in addressing your situation, allowing you to put your mind at rest and counteract any financial losses you’ve undergone as a victim of negligence.

The sooner you open your dental negligence claim in Blackburn, the sooner you’ll receive justice. All you need to do is contact our expert team on 0800 152 2038 and we’ll get the claims process started.

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What Exactly is Dental Negligence?

Dental negligence can be hard to describe, as there are so many different things that come under its umbrella. Most people tend to think about physical health issues, but there’s a wide range of other aspects that can be included within a clinical negligence claim. You might not even realise that you’ve undergone negligent treatment, although you may feel that something isn’t right.

You may be able to make a successful claim for negligence if you’ve suffered from the following things:

  • Avoidable injury – If you’ve suffered from unnecessary harm during a dental treatment and this has caused a physical injury, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. You may find that you have unnecessary pain, or something else may have occurred, such as nerve damage or wrong tooth extraction.
  • Financial losses – It’s quite common for claimants to suffer from loss of earnings – particularly if they’ve had to take time off work to recover from a negligent dental procedure. You may also find that you’ve had to pay additional costs (e.g. if you need to travel to another dental practice for a restorative procedure), or that you’ve had to pay for cosmetic dentistry to fix the issue caused by your negligent dentist.
  • Psychological trauma – As well as physical dental injuries, you might also find yourself suffering from psychological trauma as a result of dental negligence. Commons symptoms are depression, anxiety and low confidence/self-esteem, which may be particularly traumatic if you already have a fear of the dentist.
  • Failure to obtain patient consent – Many people aren’t aware of this, but every time a dental professional carries out a dental procedure, they have to obtain voluntary consent from you. As part of their legal duty of care, your dentist has to ensure you’re competent enough to consent. They also have to make you aware of any risks or side-effects that could occur, as well as alternative treatment options.
  • Failure to diagnose – Misdiagnosing a dental condition can be very harmful, particularly if it leads to the wrong treatment being carried out. You can also raise a claim against your dentist if they fail to diagnose a dental condition – particularly if it’s something serious like gum disease or oral cancer.
  • Failure to treat – Your dentist may diagnose your dental issue correctly, but if they fail to treat it appropriately, you could be entitled to make a claim. In some cases, they may carry out inappropriate treatment for your condition, which could mean you need to have additional work carried out when the correct procedure is conducted.

There are a wide range of things you can make a claim for in Blackburn, with most of our cases involving more than one type of negligence. If you’re not sure whether the malpractice you’ve suffered from is something we can help you with, please get in touch with our expert team to find out more.

Otherwise, you can learn more about the dental negligence Blackburn claims process here.

How Much Can I Claim for Dental Negligence in Blackburn?

Before opening your dental negligence case, you’ll likely want to know how much compensation you could be awarded for your Blackburn compensation claim.

It’s difficult for us to state the exact amount you could win during your claim, as every case is different. There are a wide range of factors that can influence a judgement, and on the off chance your claim goes to court, the judge will decide on the amount you win (if you are successful).

Commonly, our cases average a sum between £10,000 and £20,000, but this is highly dependent on the situation itself. However, our dental negligence solicitors will always work hard to ensure the best possible outcome for your claim, so you can rest assured that you’ll get the justice you deserve.


If your claim is successful, you’ll be awarded a monetary sum in the form of something called ‘damages’. There are two main types of damages you can be awarded, which are:

  • General damages 
  • Special damages

General damages are awarded as compensation for injuries and medical conditions that have happened as a result of negligence. They refer to situations that aren’t tied to a set monetary cost, including things like loss of teeth, avoidable pain and loss of amenity.

On the other hand, special damages are awarded for any extra costs you’ve had to pay as a result of negligence. For example, the cost of restorative dentistry or prescription fees, as well as loss of earnings.

If you are awarded a sum based on both general and special damages, you’re more likely to receive a larger amount of compensation, although this isn’t always a given. You can find out more about how much you could receive on our Client Studies page.


What Fees Will I Pay for My Dental Negligence Claim?

No-win, no-fee claims ensure everyone is able to access quality legal advice and representation, no matter your situation. You’ll only pay our fees if your claim is successful, and you won’t pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. .

If you’d like to find out more, please request a callback and our expert team will be able to help you with your enquiry.


Seek Justice for Dental Negligence in Blackburn

At the Dental Law Partnership, we believe that nobody should suffer in silence. Suffering dental negligence can be incredibly difficult, no matter the type of negligence claim you’d like to make.

It’s important to seek justice for the trauma you’ve undergone – as well as ensuring others don’t suffer the way you have, you may also receive a sum of compensation as redress for your troubles.

If you think you may have suffered from dental negligence in the Blackburn area, the Dental Law Partnership is here to help you. All you need to do is contact our dedicated team, and we’ll get the claims process started.

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