Whilst experiencing a jaw fracture because of dental negligence is rare, these things do sometimes happen, and you might have been let down by a dentist who has caused a jaw injury. The most common way that dental negligence jaw fractures happen is during a tooth extraction, when so much force is exerted to remove the tooth that your jaw is fractured as a result. Mistakes that happen during dental implants procedures can also cause fractured jaws, as well as nerve damage. This kind of mistake by a dentist is not only painful but can result in other issues such as problems with opening your mouth, eating, speaking and can even cause disfigurement.
If you have unfortunately experienced a fractured jaw after dental treatment, you might be eligible to make a compensation claim for dental negligence.
How much are dental negligence jaw facture pay-outs?
If you make a successful claim for a jaw fracture caused by dental negligence, the amount of money that you might be awarded in compensation will depend on a number of factors. These include:
- The severity of the injury you sustained and its impact on your life, both now and in the future
- The extent of further treatment and restorative dentistry you might need to fix the issues caused by the dental negligence
- Any other suffering and issues caused by the injury e.g. if you have been disfigured as a result
You will also be able to claim back any financial losses and expenses that you have had as a direct result of the injury caused by dental negligence. This could include things like lost wages for time at work that you have missed and the money that you have paid out for travelling to medical appointments.