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No Win, No Fee Dental Negligence

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Last Updated on 8th May 2024 by John Black

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Dental negligence is a distressing experience that can lead to significant physical and emotional pain. When seeking justice in such cases, the complexities of legal processes can be intimidating – especially if you’re still living with the effects of dental negligence. However, at Claims Bible, we can make every step of the claims process simple. What’s more, we work on a no win, no fee basis, so you won’t have to worry about paying anything if your case isn’t successful.

What is dental negligence?

Dental negligence is a type of clinical dispute external link icon light blue that occurs when the care provided by a dental professional falls below the expected standard, leading to injury or harm to the patient. This can include a variety of incidents such as incorrect or delayed diagnosis, mistakes in treatment (like improper use of dental tools or incorrect tooth extraction), and failure to manage and treat conditions effectively which results in further complications.

For an incident to be considered negligence, it must meet certain criteria: there must be a duty of care external link icon light blue that the dental professional owed to the patient, a breach of this duty, and consequential harm caused by this breach. Only when these elements are present does the situation merit a claim for dental negligence.

Can I make a claim against my dentist?

If you have suffered harm due to the actions or inactions of your dentist that could have been reasonably prevented, you may have grounds to make a claim. There are many instances where a dentist may cause harm through negligence, either by accident or through oversight. Some of the most common types of dental negligence include:

  • Incorrect or delayed diagnosis for conditions such as oral cancer.
  • Nerve damage or injury during treatment.
  • Cosmetic dentistry issues or accidents.
  • Restorative dentistry problems.
  • Mistakes or accidents during dental treatment that resulted in lost or damaged teeth.

It is important to provide evidence that the dentist’s negligence directly caused your injury. Documentation such as medical records, treatment histories, and expert opinions are often used to substantiate a claim.

At Claims Bible, we can help you understand your rights by looking at the specifics of your claim. We’ll team you up with our legal partners who will give you an idea about your chances of success and the best route forward for your case. They can help interpret medical reports, gather additional evidence, and provide an objective view on the expected outcomes of pursuing a claim.

What are the time limits for making a dental negligence claim?

The time limits for making a dental negligence claim are significant and are governed by the statute of limitations. You must file a claim within a specific period from the date the negligence occurred or from the date you first became aware of the harm caused by the negligence. Typically, this time period is three years external link icon light blue, but it can vary based on your circumstances.

For instance, if the patient is a child, the time limit might only begin once they reach the age of majority. Similarly, for patients who are incapable of managing their own affairs due to mental incapacity, the time limits may be different. It’s important to seek legal advice promptly to ensure that you do not forfeit your right to claim due to a lapse in time. At Claims Bible, we can tell you how long you have to make a successful dental negligence claim based on your circumstances.

How long do dental negligence claims take?

The duration of a dental negligence claim can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the amount of evidence available, the severity of the injury, and the willingness of the parties to reach a settlement. Minor claims can sometimes be settled in a few weeks, while more complex cases might take several months to resolve completely.
Throughout the process, our team at Claims Bible will be there to ensure that your claim is handled as efficiently as possible. This will help with the overall duration of your claim, helping you get the money you’re entitled to quickly.

No win no fee dental negligence claims

At Claims Bible, we work on a no win, no fee basis, which is also known as a conditional fee agreement. It means that we will only receive payment if the claim is successful and won’t take payment if your claim fails. By working under this type of agreement, we take on the burden of financial risk so that you don’t have to. If the claim is a success, we’ll receive a fee from the compensation awarded. If the case doesn’t succeed, though, you won’t have to pay any fees for our work. Our goal is to make sure that everyone has a chance to seek compensation for dental negligence, so by removing the financial barrier more people have access to justice.

Victims of dental negligence deserve justice and compensation for their suffering and financial losses. At Claims Bible, we make it easier to fight for justice following dental negligence by offering no win, no fee dental negligence claims. We will work with you throughout the claims process and team you up with our legal partners to ensure your case has the best chance of success.

So, are you ready to get to work with our team at Claims Bible? Start your dental negligence claim today. Check your eligibility by completing our online form.

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