If you have experienced dental negligence, you’ll understand how devastating it can be. Not only have you been let down by a dental professional that you trusted, you might also be left with significant pain and discomfort, visible dental issues or an injury that can have a long-term impact on your life, both physically and psychologically.
If the dental negligence has left you with dental issues that need restorative dental work to resolve, or cosmetic dentistry to help you feel more comfortable with how your teeth look, there are often significant costs and inconvenience associated with this, along with a sense of misjustice for what has happened to you.
See if you have a case for dental negligence:
If dental negligence has caused you an injury, you might be able to make a claim for compensation. Whilst no amount of money can turn back time and stop the negligence from having happened in the first place, a successful claim could help you to move forward with your life. Many successful claimants also say that one of the biggest things about their claim is that they feel a sense of justice for what has happened to them.
The compensation awarded for a successful claim can help pay for restorative dental work, as well as covering the expenses you have had due to the negligence and resulting injury e.g. lost wages due to being unable to work or related dental and medical appointments.
As experienced dental negligence solicitors to London and the surrounding areas, we’re ideally placed to offer the specialist legal support needed for a successful compensation claim. Our expert team of dental lawyers in London and across England and Wales understand exactly what is needed to build a strong case and to secure the best possible outcome from your dental negligence claim. Read our client stories to see our proven track record of securing compensation for dental negligence claims in London and beyond.
Get in touch with our expert team for more information and for free initial advice on dental negligence in the London area and nationwide. Call 0808 271 4820.
Making a dental negligence claim in London
If you’re looking for dental negligence advice in London or anywhere else across England and Wales, acting quickly can be pivotal to the success of your claim. There is a time limit of three years in which to make a dental negligence claim, and the sooner you start the claims process, the more chance you have of beating the deadline. It can sometimes take some time to gather the evidence needed for a strong claim, as you’ll need to prove that the dental care you received was negligent and that you have suffered as a result.
We offer a free, no-obligation consultation so that your potential claim can be assessed and once we understand the circumstances involved, our expert dental solicitors in London cases can tell you whether you have a good chance of a successful outcome. If you’re worried about how much it costs to bring a claim, we work on a no win, no fee basis (also known as a conditional fee agreement or CFA).
In order to proceed with your claim, our dental negligence solicitors in London or our other offices will need to gather evidence to help prove that your dentist was negligent in your care, and that you were injured and suffered as a result of this. You may need to be assessed by an independent dental expert as part of this, as they will be able to provide details of what damage has been done and the extent of any further work needed to restore your teeth or resolve the issues. It’s important to also document the impact that the negligence has had on your life, including everything from physical pain or discomfort, to the ways in which it may have affected your confidence and self-esteem.
The other party will be notified that you intend to make a dental negligence claim and have an opportunity to respond to it. How they respond will make a big difference to what happens next.
If the dentist decides not to defend the claim or admits liability, we can negotiate a sum of compensation at this point and the claim can be quickly settled. However, if they choose to defend the claim, it may require further negotiation or court proceedings to be issued so that a judge can decide the outcome.
With our proven track record of helping people with successful dental negligence claims in London and around England and Wales, we will be with you at every stage of the process, making sure that you always know what to expect and are fully informed about the status of your claim.
Get in touch today to find out how much your London dental negligence claim could be worth and to discuss your options. Call 0808 271 4820.