Dental Negligence Claims

Have you experienced any of these situations?

The dental staff did not provide good communication or diagnosis;.
you may be entitled to compensation. This often includes implants, cosmetic dentistry, restorative procedures, nerve damage and gum disease where your original issue was worsened, or new problems occurred as a result.

Anaesthesia or prescribed medication was not administered correctly: If you received the improper dosage or entirely incorrect, you may be able to make a claim.

If a dentist performs dental work that is sub-standard or that raises some concern for you, you can and should complain. There are also some circumstances where it may be appropriate to sue for medical negligence compensation.

How can we help?

How do you know if you have a dental negligence case?

A dental negligence occurs whenever a dental health care provider like a dentist periodontist, orthodontist or endodonist fails to properly treat or diagnose an oral health condition or problem because he or she failed to follow the standards of acceptable dental practices or procedures and that failure results in a serious injury, pain, discomfort or occasionally wrongful death.

Dentists are highly-trained professionals. However, mistakes in any profession do happen. The most common causes of dental malpractice include:

  • Failure or delay in the diagnosis of an oral condition or disease
  • Dental surgical errors
  • Improper or inappropriate treatment of a dental condition
  • Use of a defective or ill-fitting dental device
  • Wisdom tooth extraction complications
  • Root canal procedure complications
  • Lip, tongue, and jaw injuries as the result of a dental procedure
  • Unnecessary extractions
  • An extraction of the wrong tooth
  • Negligence in the installation of bridges and crowns and complications that arise as the result
  • Injuries caused to dental patients due to an anaesthesia error

Can I sue my dentist?

Yes, if you have suffered an injury as a result of dental negligence.

Injuries that have resulted in compensation are generally associated with permanent nerve damage, altered speech and/or taste, damaged bone structures or jaw deformity and ongoing disease or severe psychological trauma.

To succeed in a legal medical negligence claim against your dentist you will need to establish:

that you have suffered a significant injury that your dentist performed treatment in a way that was below the required standard of an adequately trained dentist (negligence); and
that you suffered an injury as a direct result of the dentist’s negligence.

Please contact us now if you would like to speak to a solicitor in confidence about making a claim for compensation