Dental Negligence Claims

Good dental care, provided by dentists and dental hygienists, can have a hugely positive impact on life in ensuring attractive cosmetic and visual appearance, preventing pain, making sure that the patient has a good set of well-functioning teeth, and even supporting a good level of overall physical health for the patient.

Unfortunately, not all dental care is of the right standard. Inadequate treatment can result in avoidable gum disease and excessive decay, both of which may require extensive corrective procedures or loss of teeth. Negligent or substandard procedures can cause extensive damage to the mouth. Injury to a nerve can for example lead to life-long difficulties. At other times, dental work is carried out so inexpertly that the patient is then condemned to undergo extensive remedial treatment.

Mistakes include:

  • Failure to diagnose periodontal/gum disease
  • Failure to tackle decay
  • Negligent crown, bridge or root canal procedures

At Battens, we deal with such claims. We have represented many clients who have been affected by issues like these. We have the skills to ensure that our clients receive proper compensation.

We also have experience of acting for both sides, working not only for patients but also for dentists, and that enables us to understand the stance the insurers are likely to take and the tactics they are likely to employ.


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