If you have sustained an injury due to negligence on the part of a dental professional, you may be entitled to compensation. The expert solicitors at Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors will help you throughout the legal process, ensuring you are able to focus on recovery.
We have helped hundreds of clients to rebuild their lives following dental negligence and can put you in touch with the best medical experts who can aid your recovery.
Contact us today by calling 0161 200 2440 or complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.
How we work
Whether you were attending an appointment with an NHS dentist or a private provider, you are entitled to claim compensation if they have been negligent in their care. Our friendly and knowledgeable solicitors are happy to provide a free trial consultation in which we can work out if your case can be pursued.
We have handled cases involving the following:
- Poorly fitted crowns
- Improper fillings
- Tooth/nerve damage
- Extraction of the wrong tooth
- Damage caused to jaw/mouth/tongue
- Careless dental work
- Misdiagnosis of dental problem
- Unnecessary root canal work
- Facial laceration and laceration of gums, requiring stitches
- Mistakes during wisdom teeth removal
- Orthodontist negligence (errors during orthodontic treatment, including careless fitting of braces and retainers)
- Endodontist negligence (specialist root canal procedures)
- Inadequate sterilisation of dental instruments, leading to infection
- Dental Hygienist Negligence
What is dental negligence?
Dental negligence is the term used to cover any type of injury that has been caused, worsened by or overlooked by a dental health professional. Dental negligence claims can be made for any accident that has caused you to suffer an injury, affected your overall wellbeing or resulted in financial loss.
Is there a time limit for making a dental negligence claim?
It is helpful to start a claim as early as possible, as there are time limits in place for medical negligence claims. In most cases, you need to make a dental negligence claim within three years from the point at which you became aware that you had received negligent treatment.
After this three-year period has passed, you will be unable to make a compensation claim. However, there are some exceptions to this timeframe, such as:
Cases where you are claiming compensation on behalf of a child. In this scenario, there is no time limit until your child turns 18, after this point, the three-year rule applies.
If you are claiming on behalf of someone who does not have the mental capacity to claim for themselves. In such instances, there is no time limit for making a compensation claim.
Why choose us?
The expert dental negligence solicitors at Graham Coffey & Co. will make the claims process as simple as possible for you. We offer:
- No win, no fee legal representation
- Emergency dental treatment
- A private medical examination
- Private medical treatment where appropriate
- Loss of earnings recovery
We also promise that you will have the direct-dial number for the injury specialist who is representing you. You will not have to speak to a secretary or assistant. When your case handler is unavailable, you can speak to another member of our team who will deal with your enquiry.
Our one-call promise
We promise that with just one phone call, we will ascertain if you have a viable case and will start working for you immediately. Within 24 hours of notifying us of your non-fault accident, we will arrange a free consultation with one of our injury specialists, and the initial documentation confirming your details will be sent to you for your agreement.
That same day, providing you have defendant details, we will make contact with the defendant or insurer to start the claims process.
Dental negligence case study
We represented Mr M who, having seen his dentist, was sent to see the hygienist. The hygienist applied an excessive amount of force and, as a result, snapped Mr M's dental bridge, causing him injury and lasting damage.
We have also handled cases involving tooth extraction procedures that resulted in broken jaws, as well as cases where clients sustained damage to existing bridges, crowns and fillings during new dental procedures.