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    Dental Negligence Claims

    24 HOUR ADVICE

    0800 0523 693

    Dental mistakes can be very painful and expensive to put right, which is why it is important that a dentist regards their legal duty of care with the utmost importance. If a dentist lapses in this duty however, and their negligence leads to injury of a patient, there may be strong case for a compensation claim.

    With over 21 million adults being seen by NHS dentists alone between 2018-2020, it is unsurprising that occasionally mistakes are made and things are overlooked. However, this is no solace for the individual affected, and the effects of negligent dental work or an incorrect misdiagnosis can be devastating and life-altering. This is why it is important that there be a system in place for people to seek compensation for damage caused to them because of dental negligence.

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    What Counts as Dental Negligence?

    To be classified as dental negligence under the law you must be able to prove that you have suffered a dental injury, and that this injury was caused by something a dentist did or failed to do which fell below the required standard of care.

    Common reasons for dental negligence claims include:

    • Missed or incorrect diagnosis
    • Failure to adequately inform patients of the risks of procedures
    • Mistakes during treatment
    • Unnecessary dental work, including removal of wrong teeth

    These are just some of the more frequent reasons people bring cases against dental professionals. However, the list does not end there. If you believe that you have been the victim of any injury to your mouth, gums, or teeth caused by a dentist then it is important to speak to an expert solicitor who can help you fully understand your rights and how to claim.

    Call in the Experts

    Mulderrigs have been successfully handling dental negligence claims for over twenty-five years, and understand the difficult issues involved in suing negligent dental professionals.

    The amount you may be entitled to receive from your claim is dependent on the extent and seriousness of injury caused by a dentist or surgery’s negligence. Mulderrigs have handled cases that have led to compensation ranging from a few thousand pounds up to £40,000 or more.

    Our initial advice is always free, and we operate on a no-win, no fee basis. There are no upfront fees or hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket. We are proud to boast a very satisfied clientele, with 99% of customers saying that they would recommend us to their friends and family.

    If you think you may have suffered an injury due to dental negligence and wish to enquire about a claim, or if you are just after some friendly, professional advice contact us using the form on our website, or for 24-hour advice call 0800 0523 693

    Frequently Asked Questions

    All dental professionals have a legal duty to exercise a reasonable standard of professional care when caring for their patients.

    Therefore, anyone who has suffered damage to your teeth due to a dentist’s incompetence will be able to claim compensation for your injuries.

    If you believe that your dentist has acted negligently and caused harm to your teeth, mouth or gums then Mulderrigs may be able to help you recover compensation.

    The value of a dental negligence claim is dependent on the extent and seriousness of a persons injuries.

    Some of our recent dental negligence claims have been settled for a few thousand pounds but more serious cases can result in compensation of over £30,000.

    Whatever injuries you may have suffered, we will gather all the necessary expert medical evidence and documentary evidence of any financial losses.

    We will then discuss the value of your case with you before any settlement negotiations take place.

    Making an initial enquiry about a dental negligence claim is a simple as picking up the phone or filling out one of our short online forms.

    Don’t worry; our initial advice is always free and without any obligations.

    Our expert solicitors will very quickly be able to tell you whether or not you have a claim.

    If you decide to instruct us on your case we can arrange an early face-to-face meeting, at a time and place that suits you.

    From there we will go through the details of your claim and begin legal proceedings on your behalf.

    Even when it is necessary to sue the dentist the vast majority of our Dental Negligence cases are settled on favourable terms long before we ever get to a trial.

    When cases do go ahead as a trial the experience of giving evidence is rarely as difficult as people imagine.

    We have previously published some very straightforward pointers about giving evidence at court.

    Even in the most clear cut of dental negligence claims, dentist are usually very reluctant to admit any liability and in our experience these types of cases often require court proceedings.

    This means that dental negligence claims can often take many months or even years to settle.

    Rest assured, we do not charge any fees until your case has been concluded and you have received your compensation, no matter how long that might take.

    Most importantly, if your case is unsuccessful we will not charge you a penny.

    If you decide you would like Mulderrigs to handle your dental negligence claim we will discuss the fee arrangements clearly and carefully before asking you to sign our terms and conditions.

    Although other fee arrangements are available, ‘no win no fee’ is usually the best option for our clients.

    There are are no upfront fees, no hidden charges, and we will never leave you out of pocket.

    Most importantly, if your case is unsuccessful you will pay nothing at all.

    We have yet to receive a single complaint from our clients in relation to fees.

    Mulderrigs have been successfully handling dental negligence claims on behalf of our clients for over twenty-five years.

    We have held the Law Society’s LEXCEL quality mark since 2002. Only around 5% of law firms have achieved that recognition.

    98% of our clients describe our service as good or excellent whilst 99% said they would recommend us to their friends and family.

    We can arrange to meet at a time and a place that suits you and promise to always speak in plain English.

    We’re here to help.