Dental negligence claims might arise in connection with specific treatments such as root canal treatments, implant placement, bridgework, placement of crowns or veneers or failings in the duty to explain risks, and alternative treatment options. Negligence claims might also be concerned with a pattern of neglect over a period of time, such as a failure to monitor and treat caries or periodontal disease, or failure to refer from general practice to a specialist in dental or orthodontic treatment.
The Dental profession is well regulated by the General Dental Council with the vast majority of patients being satisfied with the treatment received. There are unfortunately occasions when the provision of dental treatment falls below a reasonable standard and patients may consider bringing a legal claim.
At Harris Fowler, we understand the challenges faced by dental clients including the high cost of remedial treatment, the misery of dental pain, the distress caused by the unsatisfactory appearance of poor dental work, or failings in fit and function, and also the very real anxiety associated with dental treatment.
Harris Fowler has over 20 years’ experience of dealing with dental negligence claims throughout England and Wales.
Making a claim
Within Harris Fowler’s Dental Negligence Department our specialist solicitors have many years of experience in bringing dental claims to a successful conclusion. We achieve a very high rate of success in claims concerning treatment provided by dentists both within the NHS and working privately, in dental practices and in hospitals.
We have developed an established way of working involving careful investigation of dental claims. We maintain close working relationships with respected experts in many fields of practice such as implantology, orthodontics, restorative dentistry and general dental practice. Experts will consider and report on issues of breach of duty in treatment (negligence), and what has been the adverse outcome of such negligent treatment (causation).
In addition to compensation for pain and suffering caused by negligence, consideration will be given to what is needed by way of remedial treatment, to put things right. Future treatment costs can be very expensive. This will allow us ensure that full and fair compensation is recovered in your claim, making provision for the cost of any immediate and future treatment needs and also maintenance and replacement costs that might be expected in the future.
We seek to ensure that your claim is dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Friendly and approachable
At Harris Fowler, we offer an efficient, friendly, client service with outstanding results. We will take the time to understand what you are going through, helping you get the answers and the compensation you deserve.
No win no fee
We will offer to work for you on a no win no fee basis, with no hidden extras.
We understand that bringing a legal claim may be a daunting prospect and we are always happy to have a preliminary discussion with you about your concerns relating to dental treatment and your potential claim.
All you have to do is call our Freephone number 0800 213214 and talk to one of our friendly legal advisors.
*Cases issued and finished between 01.01.16 and 31.12.16