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Dental negligence is defined as the failure of your dentist or another dental healthcare provider to provide you with the appropriate level of dental treatment, which results in unnecessary harm, injury and possibly other health issues.
Dental negligence can not only cause you physical harm but can also cause you emotional distress, as well as financial losses. Some of the issues could have a long-lasting, profound impact.
Dental professionals have a responsibility of care for their patients and should ensure that they provide the appropriate level of care.
Dentists and dental technicians have a duty of care to protect their clients when carrying out surgery or other procedures. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, resulting in errors during dental surgery that can significantly impact the patient’s life.
When this happens, patients may be left in urgent need of extra care and legal support. In these cases, it may be possible to make a claim for dental compensation.
The following errors may be signs that your dentist has acted in a negligent manner:
If you are suffering with any of these, our specialist dental solicitors can help.
The amount of compensation that you can get for your dental negligence claim is not fixed and will vary from patient to patient. Your settlement will be heavily influenced by your specific set of circumstances.
Some factors that determine how much you can get for your dental compensation include the following:
Here, we take a look at the different types of dental injury and how much the average amount of compensation is for these injuries.
|Severity of injury
|Average amount of compensation
|Loss of a single back tooth
|£910 to £1,430
|Loss of a single front tooth
|£1,840 to £3,300
|Loss of two front teeth
|£3,630 to £6,380
|Loss of several front teeth
|£7,320 to £9,540
|As high as £32,000
|Serious facial scarring
£27,940 to £91,350
Any negligence might have long-lasting effects on one's life. When we go to the dentist, we hope to get a remedy for our dental issues rather than experience further pain. We are aware of how distressing it must be for you or a loved one to experience harm as a result of a mistake or careless treatment by your dentist that should have been prevented, because medical practitioners have a duty of care to their patients.
We are here to assist you in seeking redress, obtaining justice, and securing just compensation.