Dental Negligence FAQ

Dental Negligence Claims FAQ

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Photo of a dental law solicitor reading a book on lawThink you have might have a dental negligence claim and are wondering if Dental Law Claims is the right firm to handle your case?

With over 16 years of experience, our team guarantee an excellent, professional, fully-qualified service and our negotiable percentage fees mean you don’t have to stress about the cost.

Check out our frequently asked questions below for more information on how we work. Remember, if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for you can always contact us by phone or email and we’ll get back to you with an answer as promptly as possible.

Do I Have a Claim?

If you have encountered any dental issues, regardless of severity, as a result of previous dental treatment that you believe was negligently performed then you might have a dental claim. However, without knowing the full details of the case, we cannot confirm whether you have a claim or not. If you fill in our easy dental negligence questionnaire with all the relevant information, we’ll get back in touch with you to discuss your claim.

What Is Dental Negligence?

Dental negligence is an area of medical negligence regarding the teeth. If a medical professional has performed any kind of dental treatment incorrectly, left you with discomfort, pain or if they failed to solve the original issue, this might constitute a claim of dental negligence. Negligence requires you to prove a breach of duty of care by the dentist, and that breach of duty must have caused an injury or a loss.

What Can I Expect If I Have a Claim?

After filling out our claim questionnaire, if we believe we have a good chance of winning your claim, we’ll contact you and let you know when is best to talk to you.

We’ll discuss your situation in a free consultation, explain the process, and decide if it’s worth pursuing your issue further. We’ll aim to handle the whole situation from there, but you may be required to provide testimony and any evidence relevant to the claim i.e. medical documentation or in some cases a witness statement in support of your dental claim.  You may also be required to appear in court but this is rarely required and most dentists will want to settle the matter out of court.

How Much Will It Cost?

Our legal services are provided on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis and we take some of our fees from the dental negligence compensation you receive. The rest of our fees are paid by the dentist’s insurance company or defence organisation.  What makes Dental Law Claims different from the other ‘no win, no fee’ is that we do not stick to a flat rate of 25% of the compensation. Our rate will be decided with you during the consultation period. This means that Dental Law Claims provide you with real value for money on your claim.

What Happens If I Don’t Qualify for No Win, No Fee?

If we don’t think your case qualifies for ‘no win, no fee’ you can still choose to proceed with your claim.  We will negotiate and explain the legal fees regarding your specific case. Don’t worry, under the law of England and Wales, if you win your case your legal fees will be covered by the cost of the negligent party. We’ll talk you through the process if you’re still unsure.

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Let Us Manage Your Dental Negligence Claim, Get in Touch Today

Whether you’ve been the victim of a minor filling, or are suffering from the long-term damage of incorrect dental surgery, we’re here to ensure you get the compensation you deserve for the problem you’re facing.

Fill out the form on the right and our dental law specialist, Alex Bodza, will contact you to discuss your claim for free.