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The vast majority of dental professionals do a fantastic job looking after our oral health. Unfortunately, the unthinkable can and does happen. Any form of medical negligence is unacceptable and can lead to serious repercussions for the victim, such as painful injuries and the need for ongoing care, support and rehabilitation. Even if an injury is unintentional or accidental, you should not have to suffer the consequences without some form of compensation.

While the law does not step in simply because we suffer pain at the dentists, it does offer us protection if something goes wrong because of a clinical error or some form of malpractice. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury because your dental practitioner was negligent, our specialist dental negligence solicitors can help.

At Jones Whyte Law, we understand that our clients want to avoid a long and drawn-out claims process. That is why we pride ourselves on using our technical knowledge and expertise in the law of negligence to help our clients achieve the maximum possible settlement in the minimum amount of time.

Types of Dental Negligence

Dental injuries are wide ranging, from those that cause minor discomfort, to those that have a serious and long-lasting impact on the injured person. Some of the dental negligence cases that we routinely advise on are:

Misdiagnoses

If a dental practitioner misdiagnoses a problem with a patient’s oral health, this can result in incorrect treatment being given.

Delayed diagnoses

Where a dental professional fails to diagnose a problem that a reasonable dentist would have detected, and complications arise from this, the patient could have a negligence claim.

Poor dental work

This covers many situations where the dental professional’s work is deemed inadequate. Examples of poor dental work include incorrect fillings and substandard hygiene. 

Dental Negligence Claims in Scotland – Making a Claim Against Your Dentist

While the majority of dentists will carry out procedures to a high standard, if they provide treatment that falls below that standard and causes you an injury, the law entitles you to hold them to account by granting you the right to claim compensation. By bringing a dental negligence claim, whether you were the victim of a misdiagnosis, careless practices or inadequate treatment, not only are you holding a dentist responsible for the harm they have caused you, you are also helping to protect against the same mistakes happening again.

Making a dental negligence claim in Scotland can be complex. As well as navigating personal injury law and the claims process, it is also vital to have an understanding of accepted dental practice. This is because whether or not a dental professional acted negligently and therefore caused you to suffer an injury must be clearly established, which requires an understanding of the professional medical standards dentists must uphold. Only then, if you have a convincing argument and supporting evidence, will you be entitled to compensation.

How much compensation you are entitled to for suffering dental negligence depends on the particular circumstances, such as the severity of your injuries, your scope for recovery and the impact your injuries have had, and will have, on you. As well as for the pain and suffering of the injury itself, it is also possible to claim for future care, loss of earnings and delays in treatment.

Our team of expert solicitors has experience in dealing with all manner of medical and clinical negligence claims, including dental negligence cases. It is this expertise that can help you get your desired results and compensation. Please contact us to discuss your options, free of charge, and find out what we can do to help.

What Should You Do Next?

As soon as you become aware that you have been injured and you believe your dentist is at fault, you should contact a personal injury lawyer with expertise in dental negligence claims. It is important that you act quickly as, under the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973, personal injury claims must be made within three years of the incident, or from when you first became aware of your injury.

Your lawyer will ask you about what happened, review the evidence and give their opinion on whether your claim is likely to succeed. If you have a valid claim and you wish to pursue it, your lawyer will communicate with the party you hold responsible and aim to settle the matter out of court. Where this is not possible, it may be appropriate to initiate court proceedings in order to seek the rightful compensation for your injury.

Jones Whyte Law – Dental Negligence Solicitors in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Perth, Dundee, Stirling & Inverness

We put our trust in medical and dental professionals, but if they make an error and you are injured as a result this can shake your confidence. We understand the impact dental injuries can have on your physical and emotional health, as well as the financial strain in repairing the damage caused. Where the injury could have been avoided, this can make things even harder to cope with. The lawyers at Jones Whyte are here to support and guide you through the process of claiming compensation owed to you. We have an excellent reputation for putting our clients’ best interests first, and achieving the highest possible amount for them.

If you need advice about a dental negligence claim, please contact us today for a free initial discussion. We are based in Glasgow and serve clients throughout Scotland, including in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Contact us today on 01413751222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


“My compensation claim was fluid and explained to me from start to finish. I would recommend Jones Whyte to anyone”

Gavin Taylor 

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