Going to the dentist is an important part of ensuring your teeth stay in good condition and any problems are taken care of. However, whether you love or hate the dentist, visit regularly or rarely do, you are still at risk of suffering an injury caused by the negligence of your dentist.
Dentists owe their patients a duty of care and if you suffer any injury due to a negligent dentist, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Though most dental visits run smoothly, occasionally problems can arise which are the fault of your dentist and these can cause pain and suffering as well as financial loss. For a dentist to be considered to have been negligent they must have acted in a way that was below the minimum standard of care expected, resulting in injury, a loss or damage for you. Dental negligence extends to all dental professionals and can include misdiagnosis, insufficient treatment and unnecessary injury.
Compensation can be claimed for pain and suffering, financial losses and medical expenses. The exact amount you can receive will depend on your specific damages, but compensation is calculated to help you get back to where you were before the negligence, both physically and financially.
Dental negligence claims can be complicated and we work to achieve the best results possible for you. With our extensive dental negligence experience we are able to work with a variety of claims, both minor and complex. At Lewis & Co. we understand the serious repercussions that can occur and the consequences they can have on you physically, emotionally and financially.
If you want to make a dental negligence claim, or simply require more information, contact our team o 0203 781 7810 or complete our online contact form.