Medical Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence Specialists

Most of us worry about visiting the dentist, but for the most part in the UK, we are lucky enough to receive care of the very highest standard.

However, on occasions, dentists and dental technicians can make mistakes that cause unnecessary pain, suffering, and expense. Should that happen, Browell Smith & Co Solicitors has a team of experts who are well versed in dental negligence.

Resolving problems caused by poor dental treatment is often painful and expensive, and claiming compensation can provide the funds to correct the errors.

Browell Smith & Co can help you recover compensation, not just for the pain caused by the treatment but also for any expenses you have incurred such as time off work, treatment costs, or the costs of having the work put right privately.

Contact our expert team today to arrange a free initial consultation at any of our offices, in Newcastle, Cramlington, Ashington, and Sunderland, or alternatively, request a callback to discuss your particular requirements.

Dawn Bagley

Solicitor - Director of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Philip Browell

Solicitor & Senior Director

Angela Rowney

Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Kirsty Dockerty

Legal Clerk - Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

John Muxworthy

Costs Director and Solicitor

Michelle Thomson

Associate Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Jennifer Craven

Associate Solicitor - Medical Negligence

Lindsey Henderson

Senior Associate Solicitor - Medical Negligence

What is Dental Negligence?

Dental negligence covers any type of injury that has been caused, made worse, has been overlooked by your dentist, or caused you financial loss. If this has happened to you then you may be able to claim compensation.

Examples of Dental Negligence

Browell Smith & Co has successfully secured compensation for clients who have fallen victim to dental errors that include:

  • Inadequate root canal therapy, causing infection or failure
  • Failed implants
  • Nerve damage
  • Avoidable infection
  • Unstable and unsuitable implants
  • Extraction of the wrong tooth
  • Failing to manage and treat decay
  • Inadequate fillings and crown work
  • Failure to identify, manage, and treat gum disease (periodontal disease)
  • Injuries or infection caused during tooth extraction
  • Damage caused by cosmetic surgery, e.g. bleaching excessively or removing too much enamel for the positioning of Veneers.
  • Injury caused by faulty bridgework, implants or orthodontic work

Are there time limits for making a dental negligence claim? 

As with all claims for Medical Negligence compensation, there are time limits within which a claim must be lodged with the court. For accident claims, court proceedings must be started within three years from the date of your accident.

In the event that court proceedings are not started within three years from the relevant date, the negligent party may be able to escape paying compensation on the basis that your claim is out of time.

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