Dental Negligence

Miss C underwent dental treatment whereby she was fitted with numerous implants and a full dental bridge. The procedure was done negligently and the client suffered extensive bleeding and pain. The pain and discomfort was ongoing after the treatment, rendering Miss C unable to work and eat. The client’s physical appearance had also not improved; Miss C became very anxious and depressed and even attempted to take her own life.

Upon seeing another dentist, Miss C was advised that her implants would need to be removed due to poor positioning and failure. She therefore required even further treatment to resolve the problems. We were able to argue that the extensive pain, suffering and financial loss were all directly attributable to the Defendant’s conduct. We successfully achieved a settlement of £30,000 for Miss C.

Dental Negligence

Dental Negligence is when an NHS or private dentist gives substandard care or treatment to a patient which causes them injury.

There are various types of failings in dental care, including:

  • Dental instruments falling into the throat of a patient
  • Receiving too much local or general anaesthetic
  • Extracting the wrong tooth or teeth
  • Failure to treat oral abscesses
  • Delay in diagnosis of oral cancer
  • Nerve damage during tooth extraction or other dental work
  • Fracture of adjacent tooth or teeth during extraction
  • Incorrect filling of root canal
  • Failure to monitor progressive gum disease leading to loss of teeth

To make a medical negligence claim for failings in dental care, the treatment provided (including any failure to provide appropriate treatment) must have caused further injury, pain and suffering. In addition, we must also prove, usually with the assistance of expert evidence, that no other reasonably competent dentist would have provided the substandard care or treatment.

If you or a family member has suffered from any form of dental negligence, AIA’s expert dental solicitors can assist with a potential claim for compensation.We have expertise in dental negligence claims and pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients and achieving justice for them. We have assembled an unrivalled team of dental experts and barristers who are leaders in their field within this area of law to assist us in the investigation and successful conclusion of your dental negligence claim.

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