Dental negligence compensation claims, occasionally referred to as dental malpractice actions, arise as a result of a dentist acting against the interests of your health or failing to act at all. Mistakes can occur at the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment or surgical stage. If your dentist has given you a substandard level of care and you have been left in a worse position as a result then you may be able to make a claim.
Claims can be made against both NHS and private dentists.
Examples of dental negligence
Common dental negligence cases that our team have advised upon include:
- cosmetic dentistry
- failed dental implants
- failure to treat or diagnose gum disease or periodontal disease
- failure to diagnose oral cancer
- incorrect anaesthesia
- improper use of dental tools
- inappropriate tooth extraction
- lack of informed consent
- orthodontic work
- poorly fitted dental bridges, crowns and veneers
- restorative dentistry
- root canal treatment
- swallowed instruments
- tooth decay
- unsafe practices
- wisdom teeth
No win, no fee dental negligence claims
We carry out many of our claims on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means there are no upfront costs for you and, provided that you have not misled or acted against the advice that we have given to you, no financial risk to you – even if your claim is not successful.
Why choose Lime Solicitors?
We are medical negligence specialists and our Clinical & Medical negligence team are rated as Tier 1 by Chambers 2017.
Two of our Partners are recognised by the Law Society as being specialists in their field, and both are on the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.
We are passionate about what we do, and we are committed to ensuring we help in the maintenance of a safe and caring healthcare system.
Our team of dental negligence lawyers work closely with the General Dental Council (GD) through the complaint and claim process.
Our dental negligence experts
Neil is a Member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Accreditation Scheme and is currently ranked in the Legal 500 and as Tier 1 in Chambers 2017. Chambers notes him to be “very experienced in his approach, with a great legal instinct.” Neil is a specialist in dental claims having parents who are both qualified dentists. He is very skilled at considering the dental records and x-rays / radiographs and advising Clients whether they have potential claims. With the cost and time pressures on NHS dentists there are inevitably plenty of understandable but unacceptable and avoidable mistakes made. Neil has seen plenty of cases of incorrect extractions of teeth, failures to diagnose and treat gum disease, failure to treat decay and poor fillings and bridges.
Sara has more than 20 years’ experience acting in a broad spectrum of clinical negligence and personal injury cases and can tap into her wealth of experience acting for both defendants and claimants to achieve fantastic results for her clients.
In her dental negligence practice, she covers cosmetic dentistry procedures, veneers, implants and substandard dental work.
A former client comments “without the help and assistance of Sara Gibbs I would have given up on my case”.