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Dental Negligence Claim

Healthcare standards are high in the UK, but dental negligence causing preventable accidents and suffering does occur and if you are injured or suffer loss as a result you may be entitled to claim substantial compensation

You might be eligible for compensation if an NHS trust, a private healthcare provider or any healthcare professional can be shown to be professionally negligent in the treatment they offered you or your loved ones.


Dental negligence cases are invariably complex and you need a professional to represent you. CLC LAW offers you a choice of solicitors who specialise in the field. You are then free to choose the solicitor you prefer.

CLC LAW will always treat your case with the attention to detail that complex cases like dental negligence claims demand, and will take into account your physical or psychological injuries, present and future financial losses, as well as the strain and upset the injury has caused to you or your family.

Collectively, our solicitors handle more dental negligence cases than any other legal firms working in the sector.

We will seek to achieve the maximum settlement in your favour for your claim, whether or not the case eventually reaches court (and currently 93% of cases are settled before reaching this stage).

We pursue such cases in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Generally, dental negligence claims are subject to a three year limitation period, so you need to speak to us as soon as possible using our freephone on 020 7845 1121 about making your claim.

Avoid any hassle with a trusted dental provider.

We recommend using a Perfect Practice Dental Studio to ensure you get the best possible treatment whether it’s a routine checkup or a full cosmetic smile makeover.

Award-Winning Research

CLC LAW will also use its award-winning specialist research team to investigate your dental negligence claim on your behalf using your recollection, your medical records and expert medical opinion to assess the quality of care that you received.

All the arrangements for the medical assessment of your claim can be handled by CLC LAW. Unlike with some other companies there is never any cost or fee payable by you whatsoever.

Our solicitors will apply for Legal Aid from the Legal Services Commission for you to pursue any dental negligence claim if you are financially eligible.

Whether your claim is brought on the grounds of a failed diagnosis, treatment carried out without full patient consent, unexpected symptoms and trauma after treatment or injury, pain and distress sustained during an operation our solicitors will always seek to maximise your compensation claim.

Dental compensation cases can be brought against all sorts of healthcare professionals, whether in the public sector (care received through the NHS), private medical practitioners or alternative medicine providers.

Scope of Claims

CLC LAW has successfully brought dental compensation cases against doctors, dentists, practitioners of alternative medicines, nurses, opticians and therapists.

Our dental compensation claim team have provided successful representation for more claimants than anyone else at no cost to our clients. Successful nurse compensation cases include:

  • breach of contract claims against private hospitals in relation to private medical and dental treatment
  • representation at Inquests where unexplained deaths have occurred after medical or dental treatment
  • at judicial review of resource decisions made by NHS Trusts or the Department of Health
  • applications to the Family Division of the High Court for treatment decisions
  • at Public Inquiries into clinical or policy failures on behalf of affected families
  • claims for children
  • product liability claims under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 where medical devices/products are defective; some of these claims are conducted as group actions

Generally, dental negligence claims are subject to a three year limitation period, so you need to speak to us as soon as possible using our freephone on 020 7845 1121 about making your claim.

Plain Dealing

CLC LAW prides itself on plain dealing and providing a simple and straightforward service for our clients which gives them choice over who represents them.

We will always keep you as informed on the progress of your case to the level of detail you require. If you require it your solicitor will explain the detailed legal complexities of your dental negligence case; alternatively we can summarise the information into a precis format providing only the information you need to know.

Whether you delight in the detail or just want a summary of the salient facts, you will always be kept up-to-date as to how your claim is progressing.

Making a dental negligence claim

If you believe you might have a claim you should call our dental negligence team now using our freephone on 020 7845 1121. It’s important to speak to us as soon as possible – time limitation periods apply to claims and investigating your case is invariably easier if you begin proceedings immediately.

Your initial consultation with us is always free, and we’ll give you a quick decision whether or not your case is worth pursuing.

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