If you have been let down by the professional that you trusted to look after your dental health and any procedures that you required, it can have a significant negative impact on your life. Not only can there be pain or discomfort from a procedure that went wrong or the correct issue wasn’t fixed, you might also be left with more dental bills to pay for further treatment, along with dealing with the emotional side of experiencing negligence. If the negligence has left you with visible dental issues, your confidence and self-esteem can also be affected by what has happened to you, and it might be difficult to see anything positive coming out of what you’ve experienced.
However, if it can be proven that your dentist was negligent in your care, you might be able to make a dental negligence claim for compensation. While no amount of money can make up for what has happened to you, a successful claim can help give you a sense of justice and the compensation can help to pay for any restorative dentistry that you may need. As experienced dental negligence solicitors to the Manchester area and across England and Wales, we know exactly what it takes to give you the best chance of a positive outcome with your claim. We have more than 20 specialist dental negligence solicitors in our legal team and uniquely, we also employ a dedicated dental team staffed by highly experienced dentists who specialise in assisting with dental negligence claims. So, get in touch with our expert team for more information and for free initial advice. Call 0808 271 4820.
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How to make dental negligence claims in Manchester
Whether you’re looking for dental solicitors in the Manchester area or anywhere in England or Wales, getting expert legal advice can be key to giving your claim the best chance of success. In order for the claim to go in your favour, you’ll need to prove that the dental treatment you received was negligent and didn’t meet acceptable standards.
Evidence will need to be gathered to support the claim and you may need to be assessed by an independent dental expert to look at the results of the negligence and determine whether further treatment is needed to resolve the issues caused.
Your claim will be filed and the dental professional will have an opportunity to respond to the claim. If they admit liability for what has happened or do not wish to defend it, the claim is usually settled at this point, before any further legal action is needed.
If the dental professional does defend the claim, further negotiations may occur and in a very small minority of cases, it might need a judge to make a ruling on the outcome of the claim.
With decades of combined experience in dental negligence claims and members of the team who have backgrounds in both the law and dentistry, we offer specialist negligence solicitor services in Manchester and beyond.
Will I have to go to court if I make a dental negligence claim in Manchester?
The vast majority of successful dental negligence claims in Manchester and across the country are settled out of court. In most cases, the claim will be settled out of court if the dental professional involved admits liability for the dental negligence or does not choose to defend the claim.
If the dental professional does defend the claim, there is a small chance that the claim might need to go to court. If this does happen, the Dental Law Partnership will be with you every step of the way, offering expert advice and specialist support to help your claim achieve the best possible outcome. If a judge rules on your successful claim, they will also decide on the level of compensation awarded.
How much is a Manchester dental negligence claim worth?
The amount of compensation that will be awarded for a successful dental negligence claim will depend on factors such as:
- The severity of the negligence and the injury it caused
- The impact of the negligence on your life, now and in the long term
- The pain and suffering you have experienced
- Any loss of earnings you have experienced because of the negligence
- The cost of the further treatment
As every claim and every set of circumstances is different, it’s not possible to judge the value of a Manchester dental negligence claim until all of these factors are taken into account. We’re able to offer clients a no win, no fee dental negligence claim funding option, which means that if your claim isn’t successful, you won’t pay a penny in legal costs.
Get in touch today to discuss the next steps. Call 0808 271 4820.