Common Types of Dental Negligence Claims*
- Misdiagnosis of medical conditions, such as gum disease or oral cancer
- Delayed diagnosis of medical conditions, such as gum disease or oral cancer
- Incorrect tooth extraction
- Injury as a result of a poor standard of dental work
- Performance of unnecessary dental procedures
- Severed nerve claim
- Poor standards of hygiene leading to infection
- Fractured Mandible claim
Dental Negligence claims can either be understood to be clinical negligence (failure to provide necessary dental care, failure to diagnose an illness or condition) or dental malpractice (cases where incorrect dental work was carried out, incidents where substandard work resulted in personal injury or altered the person’s appearance).
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a method of professional oral care that focuses on improving the appearance of an individual’s mouth, teeth and smile. Cosmetic dentistry is most of the time a voluntary election, as opposed to an essential procedure. If you think you have experienced cosmetic dental negligence you can contact our legal team to discuss your options. Some examples of these procedures include:
- Teeth Whitening
Dental Negligence Involving Children*
In an unfortunate incident where a child is subject to dental negligence, the process of making a claim differed from that of an adult who has been subject to dental negligence. A minor can bring a claim for medical negligence in the first two years following their 18th birthday.