Dental Negligence Claims

Mistakes in your dental care can cause damage to your teeth, pain, nerve damage and even more serious issues if a health condition such as oral cancer is missed. These issues can be highly distressing and claiming compensation is often the only way to start to put things right.

At Jobling Gowler, we are highly experienced in supporting victims of dental negligence and know how confusing and intimidating the thought of pursuing compensation can be. Our friendly, expert team can provide clear, practical guidance and sensitive personal support, making the process of claiming compensation as simple and stress-free as possible.

It is important to remember that there are strict time limits for making a claim, so you shouldn’t delay if you believe you may have grounds for compensation.

Free initial consultation

We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your situation and advise you on the process for making a claim, including the various funding options available. You can then make an informed decision about whether you want to move forward with our team.

Free complaint writing service

We also offer all our clients a free complaint writing service which ensures that your matter is dealt with in an expert and professional manner from the outset.

Accessible funding for your dental negligence claim

We understand that the cost of making a claim can be a concern, so we offer a number of options for funding a clinical negligence claim, including no win, no fee deals. This means our legal expertise is available to everyone, no matter your financial situation.

Speak to our dental negligence solicitors today

To find out more about claiming compensation for dental negligence or to book a free initial consultation, please get in touch.

Have a question about making a claim? Take a look at our clinical negligence claims FAQs.

Our expertise with dental negligence compensation claims

Jobling Gowler is home to a highly experienced team of medical negligence lawyers, with strong expertise in handling dental negligence claims.

Over the years we have secured substantial settlements for our clients, including for issues such as:

  • Routine dental treatment errors
  • Cosmetic dentistry errors
  • Restorative dentistry errors
  • Nerve injuries
  • Damage or loss of teeth
  • Late diagnosis & misdiagnosis of periodontal disease
  • Late diagnosis & misdiagnosis of oral cancer

We are accredited by the Law Society for Clinical Negligence, in recognition of our exceptional expertise in this complex area. We are also members of Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA).

Our medical negligence solicitors have an exceptional track record of success across all types of claims, including for dental negligence. Take a look at our case studies to find out more.

How dental negligence claims work

Free initial consultation

For many people we work with, this is their first time dealing with a lawyer, let alone making a compensation claim. Your free initial consultation is your chance to explain your situation and ask any questions you might have, so you can move forward with confidence.

You can tell us exactly how you believe you have been let down with your dental care and our team will then talk you through your legal options and the various ways of funding your claim, including whether a conditional fee agreement (‘no win, no fee’) may be appropriate.

Building your claim

There are two stages to a dental negligence claim:

  1. Investigating your claim – We will look at all of the evidence, including your dental records, general medical records and independent examinations to help establish if you have grounds for a claim.
  • Valuing your claim – Once we establish that you were a victim of dental negligence, we will then work out how much compensation you may be entitled to (sometimes referred to as ‘establishing quantum’).

By taking a detail-orientated approach and building your claim carefully from the outset, we can significantly increase your chances of a positive outcome that gets you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

Settling your dental negligence claim

In almost all dental negligence cases, we are able to secure compensation with an out-of-court settlement. This means you do not have to attend a court hearing and will typically receive compensation much faster and with lower legal costs.

In those rare cases where court proceedings are required, our litigation team have the experience and hard-headed approach needed to effectively represent you in court, giving you the best chance of a favourable outcome.

Time limits for dental negligence claims

You will generally have three years from the time the negligence occurs (or the date when you become aware of it) to make a claim.

However, there are some limited circumstances where you may have longer to claim. For example, if you need to claim for someone who was under 18 at the time of negligent treatment, you will have until their 18th birthday to make a claim and they can then pursue their own claim up until they turn 21.

If you are unsure whether you still have time to claim, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our team.

Start your dental negligence compensation claim today

If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of dental negligence, please speak to our expert team of dental negligence solicitors today. You can contact our Macclesfield office directly or email enquiries@jobling-gowler.co.uk and we will get back to your quickly.