No Win No Fee Dental Negligence
Dental negligence takes place when a healthcare provider or professional fails to provide adequate care. Improper or delayed treatment that has led to further suffering or physical injury is grounds for a dental negligence claim.
Dental treatment mistakes can be particularly painful and traumatic. You may have a compensation claim for dental negligence if your injury was made worse or overlooked by your healthcare provider.
The most common examples of dental negligence include delayed or inaccurate diagnosis, such as oral cancer misdiagnosis. In addition, nerve injuries and restorative dentistry errors are often involved in compensation claims.
It does not matter whether your dentist works for the NHS or is a private healthcare provider, if you have endured harm due to their negligence you could have grounds for a successful compensation claim.
Time Limit For A Dental Negligence Claim
Typically you will have just three years to make a dental compensation claim from the date of your knowledge (when you realised you had received negligent treatment).
Sometimes there are exceptions to the three-year deadline such as when claiming on behalf of a child. You will have until your child turns 18 to pursue a dental negligence claim. Once they turn 18, the three-year rule will start to apply.
If you’re claiming on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to claim for themselves then there is no time limit for making a claim.
A settlement for a dental negligence claim can take between a few months and a few years to be reached and will depend upon the severity of your injury and whether or not your dentist has accepted their part in your injury.