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Making a Dental Negligence Claim
Dental negligence claims differ from other professional negligence claims in that they are classified as personal injury cases. So, along with medical negligence, dentist negligence claims have a limitation period of three years and not six years. This means that if court proceedings are not commenced within three years of the date on which the dentist was negligent then the claim will be debarred and can only be pursued with the court’s approval. The exception to this is a situation where the patient is not aware of the dentist’s negligence until a later date. Here, the court will allow the three year period to run from "the date of knowledge".
In our experience, it is best not to take any chances with dental negligence claims and we recommend that people seek legal advice from a solicitor specialising in dental negligence claims at the earliest possible stage.
We undertake dental negligence compensation claims on a No Win-No Fee basis. We will obtain your dental records and xrays and, if necessary, seek a report from a dental expert who is experienced in giving evidence in dentist negligence cases. Hopefully the case we put together will be sufficiently strong to make insurers of the negligent dentist settle out of court. If not then court proceedings may have to be commenced.
So, if you have been the victim of substandard dental care and think your dentist has been negligent then call our free legal helpline for a free assessment of your dental negligence claim on 0808 139 1595. Alternatively, email us details of your dentist negligence claim at email@example.com