Compensation claims for negligence against an NHS dentist

For some people a trip to the dentist can be a pretty daunting scenario, with many placing it high up on their list of biggest fears, but nevertheless it’s a process we cannot escape as that inevitable check-up comes creeping up at least once a year. That’s why it is important to remember that dentists are there to help you, alerting you to any potential dental health issues and provide you with the necessary treatment to relieve you of any pain you are suffering.

Although in general dentists do a great job at maintaining our oral health, every now and again through negligence they can incorrectly treat a dental health issue. This can potentially leave you with the need for further surgery or additional pain and suffering.

Who could I make a claim against?

If you are thinking of making a compensation claim then there are a few different individuals who you may wish to consider claiming against, but at the forefront of this list will likely to be either your dental practitioner or dental assistant. No matter what the scenario is, it is their responsibility as your dentist to ensure that you receive the best possible dental treatment that they can offer, while ensuring that any equipment used during the procedure reach the highest standard of hygiene. If you believe these requirements have not been reached then it is in your rights to claim against them for negligence.

In which situations might I look to claim?

Some common situations where you could consider making a compensation claim against an NHS dentist for a poor dental procedure include:

·         Compensation for extracting the wrong tooth

·         Compensation for failing to follow dental procedure

·         Compensation for poor treatment

·         Compensation for failure to give preventative advice

·         Compensation for an unhygienic dental practice.

Can I work with Medical Compensation 4U?

If you are looking for assistance with your compensation claim then you can’t do much better than a team of industry experts who have experience in such a major field – and that’s what you’ll get with the team at Medical Compensation 4U. We know that this process can be a very strenuous and delicate matter, that’s why we can work with you throughout the claims process, every step of the way to ensure that you receive everything you are entitled to is put straight back into your pocket.

To find out more about how we can help, get in touch with the Medical Compensation 4U team today!