A trip to the dentist is enough to make most people feel uneasy, even when the majority of dental treatments go without a problem. Unfortunately for some, dental negligence does occur and mistakes can happen, leading to pain and unnecessary suffering.
Here at Longden, Walker & Renney, our team of solicitors are experienced in dealing with dental negligence claims and put our clients first, whatever the nature of the claim. We are able to provide immediate legal representation and will provide you with the right advice and support throughout the entire process.
We are experienced in dealing with all types of dental negligence claims, including:
- Removing the wrong tooth;
- Permanently injuring a nerve during surgery due to lack of concentration;
- Allowing a patient to swallow an instrument;
- Administering medication to which a patient is allergic (when the patient’s notes indicate the allergy clearly);
- Providing defective crowns, bridges or other oral devices that cause costly and painful complications.
A dentist’s failure to take action in response to a dental issue can also be grounds for a dental negligence claim. Such negligence can lead to a patient having ongoing problems, such as pain, deterioration in health and the need for long-term and expensive corrective treatment.
Some examples of dental negligence are:
Failure to detect oral cancer, periodontal disease, or other diseases
Failure to treat gum disease adequately or at all, allowing the disease to develop
Failure to inform a patient that a dental instrument has broken and been retained in the tooth cavity
How much will it cost to make a dental negligence claim?
In most cases, we are able to offer a conditional fee agreement, otherwise known as No Win No Fee, which means you will not incur any financial risk.
Why choose Longden, Walker & Renney?
Expert support and guidance is offered through every step of your case
We are a local, friendly and professional firm of solicitors based in Sunderland
We work on a no win, no fee basis
We take pride in helping our clients receive the closure they need. Shirley came to Longden, Walker & Renney for help after her dentist fitted ceramic dental crowns rather than precious metal dental crowns that had been agreed. As a result, she received £7,500 damages
If you feel your dentist was negligent in dealing with you, get in touch for a free consultation or give us a call on 0191 5666 500.