There are not many people who can honestly say that they enjoy going to the dentist. It is however something that we all have to endure. For many people once the uncomfortable treatment has been completed that is the end of the experience until the next routine check up.
For some however things do not go according to plan and months or in some case years of excruciating pain is suffered due to the error of the treating dentist all which may have been avoidable.
Dental Negligence occurs when you have suffered pain and injury following negligent treatment. Whether you was an NHS patient or privately paying, if you have suffered following dental treatment you be able to bring about a claim.
Our team of dental negligence lawyers are highly skilled and experienced in handling these types of claims. In many instances, we can secure compensation with a very quick turnaround. If you’d like more information or want advice on your situation then call us on 0113 200 9787 or alternatively, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Types of Dental Negligence Claims
The most common types of dental negligence claims are:
Failed Root Canal Treatment:
If your root canal treatment has failed because the canal was not cleaned adequately or was incorrectly filled (either over filled or under filled) or if it has failed as a result of a broken file in the canal you may be entitled to bring about a claim.
Treatment plans should be discussed with you prior to undergoing the procedure. To remove an incorrect tooth means that the dentist was not only potentially negligent but may have been acting without consent.
Failure To Diagnose Periodontal Disease/ Gingivitis (gum disease):
Periodontal disease, is a disease that affects the tissue/gums supporting the teeth. Your dentist should complete a basic periodontal examination at every visit and record whether there is any indication of periodontal disease and implement appropriate treatment. Failure to do so within a timely fashion may result in you loosing teeth unnecessarily.
Nerve damage following dental treatment can be caused in a number of ways some of which may not be negligent. However if nerve damage has been caused as a result of an injection or following an extraction of the tooth you may be eligible for compensation.
Failure To Diagnose Oral Cancer:
Unexplained lumps, inflammation of the inner cheeks/throat/gums and continued pain in the mouth may all be signs of cancer. Your dentist upon examination should take a full history of your complaints and refer you should he consider you may be at risk. Failure to do so and therefore delaying the diagnosis deprives patients of appropriate treatment and may be considered negligent.
Failed Or Incorrect Fillings Or Crowns:
A failed or incorrectly placed filling or crown may result in prolonged pain, infections or even the loss of the tooth. Difficulties following fillings and crowns can happen and may not be held to be negligent however persistent problems indicates a lack of care and you may be eligible to bring about a claim.
Failure To Diagnose And Treat Decay:
Untreated tooth decay will continue to spread and eventually lead to the loss of the tooth. Your dentist should identify decay as soon as reasonably possible and treat accordingly.
Cosmetic Dentistry Negligence:
Cosmetic dentistry is a growing multi million pound industry ranging from veneers to implants and braces to teeth whitening to name a few. Cosmetic dentistry does not allows go according to plan and not only is significant pain endured, a significant loss has occurred due to the increasing cost of treatment. If you have suffered following any cosmetic dentistry you may be eligible to bring about a claim. One of our specialist team will be able to discuss your options with you.
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WHY CHOOSE MICHAEL LEWIN SOLICITORS?
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of poor dental treatment or advice, the next important stage is finding a firm of solicitors who understands you and what you have been through as well as someone who understands the complex area of law surrounding dental negligence.
Here at Michael Lewin Solicitors we pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and exceptional service we provide to all of our clients.
We make all of our clients the following 5 promises:
Free Initial Advice – Our dedicated team are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. We always offer a free, no obligation initial advice to anyone who considers that they may have been affected by medical negligence. So if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, call us and let us talk you through it.
Exceptional Client Care – OUR CLIENTS COME FIRST. This is the ethos our dedicated team of medical negligence lawyers work by. We understand that our clients have been through a difficult and traumatic time and we pride ourselves on aiming to make the claims process as easy as possible. We treat all of our clients with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion, we ensure that we are approachable and available to speak to when our client needs us.
We are Specialists – The specialist medical negligence team have years of experience handling medical negligence claims and are supported by external independent medical and nursing professionals and expert counsel. We aim to ensure that your claim is investigated thoroughly and properly and that no stone is left unturned.
We mean Business – We are persistent and determined and are not afraid to take on large establishments. If the evidence is in your favour we will not rest until you have the justice and compensation that you deserve.
We strive to be the best – We are proud of the fact that the majority of cases we pursue are successful and this is due to our hard work, determination and specialist knowledge in this area of law. As a team, we continuously want to improve and extend our knowledge to make sure that:- our clients are satisfied; that we are up to date with changes in this area of law; and that we are the best that we can be.
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