Cosmetic dentistry compensation claims

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We have specialist cosmetic dentistry compensation lawyers

Cosmetic dentistry is becoming more and more popular, but for some the pursuit of the perfect smile can turn into a traumatic experience. If you believe you have suffered poor cosmetic dental care, and are looking to claim compensation, talk to one of our specialists.

We have years of experience which means we understand the many types of cosmetic dental work, and appreciate how daunting and expensive the prospect of treatment to fix someone else’s negligence can be. We can help you secure the funds to pay for the corrective treatment you need. As we are one of the leading dental negligence firms in the country, and true cosmetic dentistry specialists, you can be sure your claim is in safe hands.

Cosmetic dentistry includes a wide variety of procedures including:

  • Cosmetic crowns and bridge work

  • Adult orthodontics (such as lingual and Invisalign systems)

  • Veneers (where part of the tooth enamel is removed and replaced with a thin shell of porcelain or composite material to improve the appearance of a tooth)

  • Bleaching

  • The replacement of amalgam fillings with white composite cosmetic fillings.

Our lawyers will guide you through what often can seem like a daunting process. We are true specialists in clinical negligence, and our expertise is also externally recognised: the team is ranked in the top tier by both leading Legal Directories (Legal 500 and Chambers). Furthermore, several individual Solicitors within the team are ranked as Leaders in the field. We are also independently accredited by The Law Society, The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA), so you can be sure that your case will have the best chance at success

If you feel that you have received negligent cosmetic dental treatment then please contact us and we will be able to discuss your potential claim further and answer any extra questions you may have.


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I am very happy with not only the outcome but the service and knowledge of Ben Lees. He was courteous and professional throughout, breaking down complex medical and legal issues clearly and concisely. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again or recommend him to anyone requiring expertise in this area.
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FAQs

Whilst the dentist you are making a claim against has the right to refuse to continue your treatment, this does not mean that you cannot be treated by a different dentist at the same practice. However, if you would prefer to continue your treatment elsewhere, you are entitled to do so and this will not have any impact on your claim. If you need treatment whilst your claim is ongoing, such as veneer preparation, implants or orthodontic work, it is important that you continue with this treatment. If the treatment is required due to negligence, this will be factored into your claim.

The fact you are making a claim will also not affect your eligibility to join a different NHS practice.

Not necessarily. The system of litigation and bringing a claim is focussed on compensating losses, rather than on punishing wrongdoing. Regardless of whether you win your case there is no specific obligation for a doctor, surgeon or dentist to be struck off.

You can, however, make a formal complaint to the General Medical Council or General Dental Council, requesting that they investigate the case. The GMC or GDC will then review your complaint. Ultimately, if they consider that the case warrants a disciplinary hearing, it is possible that the doctor or dentist in question may be punished or struck off. However this is separate from a clinical negligence claim.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are able to make a claim against a dentist who has retired, or even passed away, you should not be deterred or worried. By law, all dentists must be registered with the General Dental Council and must have appropriate indemnity and insurance arrangements in place in order for patients to seek compensation which they may be entitled to.

Therefore, even after a dentist retires they will still be responsible for the treatment which was carried out when they were practicing as a dentist.


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