Dental Negligence

Dental Negligence

A visit to the dentist is recommended for optimal oral health, but can be difficult and painful for those who experience dental negligence. Mistakes can happen that lead to pain, stress and suffering, and you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Examples of dental negligence

  • Missed or misdiagnosis
  • Wrong tooth extraction
  • Dental procedures not performed properly
  • Failed implants
  • Inadequate or failed crowns or fillings
  • Substandard dental work

Are you eligible?

You would expect to feel better after leaving the dentist, but that may not always be the case. Whether you had a routine or cosmetic procedure, if you are still in pain or it caused an injury or illness, give us a call to chat about your potential claim.

Why contact Irvings?

  • We offer a FREE initial meeting.
  • We’ll come and visit you for a chat if you can’t make it to our office.
  • No financial risk for you with our no-win-no-fee promise.
  • Insurance protection against all legal costs or disbursements.
  • We have fully qualified solicitors who specialise in professional negligence claims.
  • You’ll pay absolutely nothing if we lose.
  • You will keep a minimum of 75% of any compensation if you win.

Case study

John came to Irvings after having post-operative complications following a dental procedure. It all started when he visited his dentist with tooth pain. His dentist was very distracted during his visit, taking multiple personal phone calls about a house sale. She even complained to John about having wrist pain and didn’t ask for a colleague’s assistance with the exam or the procedure that was needed to relieve John’s pain; a lower left tooth extraction.

Before any procedure, a dentist would normally tell you the possibly complications or side effects of it and you could then make an informed decision about whether or not you want to have it. This would be your informed consent. Due to her distraction, the dentist failed to inform John of the possible post-operative complications and went ahead with the extraction. After the extraction John suffered from numbness to his lip and occasional drooling. We put forth a claim to the dentist’s insurers for dental negligence. They did not admit liability but did put forth a settlement offer, which we negotiated up to £16,500. John accepted the settlement and was happy with the resolution of the case.

Have a question for Heather or Romilly?

Heather and Romilly make up our specialist team in the Dental Negligence Department. If you have a query as to how your case will be run then please feel free to give either of them a call and they will be able to provide you with a free initial assessment to discuss your case and the rehabilitation that we provide.

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