With Christmas fast approaching, many of us will be salivating at the thought of all the delicious food and drink we will be sure to enjoy. However, if you have ongoing pain or a nagging problem with your teeth, the thought of eating and drinking might instead fill you with dread and your Christmas cheer might be hard to find if you are unable to enjoy this special time with your loved ones.
If you are just guilty of enjoying one too many Christmas sweeties, it is unlikely that we can do much to help. However, if you have a continuing issue that you believe may have been caused by dental treatment you have received or incorrect advice from your dentist, we can assist.
Your dentist owes a duty of care to you as their patient. The test to establish negligence is that no other dentist acting with ordinary skill and care, would have acted in such a way when dealing with the same set of circumstances. We work closely with some of the top experts in the country to determine whether the treatment provided by your dentist was negligent. We will then seek to recover compensation for any pain and suffering you have experienced, as well as the costs of any restorative dental treatment you require.
Perhaps you have a recurring issue that does not seem to be getting fixed, such as a crown or tooth constantly falling out. Maybe you have paid money for cosmetic dental work but the fit and aesthetics do not feel right. Or it may be that you have continuous unexplained pain that does not seem to go away.
Unfortunately, some people endure years of ongoing dental problems and only become aware that these problems are due to previous incorrect treatment or advice, when they change dentist or obtain a second opinion. The crucial date for making a dental negligence claim is three years from the date in which you become aware of the negligence. If the treatment which you believe was negligent was carried out more than three years ago, you can still pursue a legal claim if you only became aware within the last three years, that your dental problems were caused by the failures of your dentist.
All dentists in Scotland require by law to have indemnity insurance. This means that when you pursue a claim for negligence against a dentist, their indemnity providers act on behalf of the individual dentist. This is good news for you as the pursuer, as you do not have to worry whether or not your dentist will have sufficient funds to pay for compensation, as your dentist’s indemnity providers will be responsible for payment of any award you are entitled to.
If this sounds like you, the elves here at the Jones Whyte workshop are able to assist. Making a claim for dental negligence is often easier than you think and your solicitor will be there to fight your corner every step of the way. We offer ‘No Win No Fee’ agreements to ensure your case is investigated at no cost to you. Why not get in touch with one of our expert today at or give us a call 0141 375 1222.
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