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    Are you registered with an NHS or private dental clinic? Have you suffered clinical negligence at the hands of your dentist?

    When people think about clinical negligence claims, GP clinics and hospitals are likely to spring to mind. However, these are not the only places in which medical professionals work, and so are not the only premises in which an individual could sustain a personal injury.

    We aim to provide:

    • Free assessment of your claim.
    • One to one contact with your lawyer from day one.
    • Clear and unambiguous legal advice.
    • Visits to you at home, hospital or in a rehabilitation centre.
    • Early interim payments and funding for rehabilitation needs.
    • Maximum compensation and the best outcomes for you.

    Call Healys Medical Negligence Solicitors today. Our friendly team is here to help. You can see how we have helped our clients in our case studies section.

    Negligence at your dental practice

    A visit to the dentist is not something many people look forward to, but at least in the majority of cases you can be assured to receive the appropriate treatment from someone qualified to perform it.

    However, sometimes people suffer clinical negligence at the hands of a dentist, and instances such as these could be resolved by contacting a medical negligence Solicitor

    Healys Recover has a team of expert and approachable solicitors waiting to help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

    What constitutes dental clinical negligence?

    The incidents for which you could make a clinical negligence claim against a dentist or a dental practice, are as follows:

    • Missed diagnosis – failure to notice a dental problem and treat it, resulting in injury.
    • Incorrect diagnosis – misdiagnosis of a problem and failure to carry out appropriate treatment as a result, causing injury.
    • Careless work – injuring a patient while performing a treatment.
    • Inadequate treatment – personal injury caused by treatment which is carried out badly or is inappropriate for the specific dental problem.
    • Drugs error – using an incorrect quantity of a drug, or failing to administer it properly, which causes the patient harm.
    • Swallowed instruments – dental instruments or swabs falling down the person’s throat causing injury.

    Suffering problems with teeth or gums as a result of delayed/incorrect diagnosis or other treatment-related injury can cause you to experience pain, lose self confidence due to your appearance, have trouble eating and talking and might even result in you having to take time off work.

    Receiving compensation for clinical negligence sustained at a dental practice, can help you recoup lost earnings, and pay for medical bills to rectify the problems which have been caused.

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    • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
    • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
    • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
    • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
    • Caring for a Disabled Child? Financial Support Could Be Accessible

      18th January 2022

      Disabled children bring great joy to their families’ lives but, with an eye to their future care needs, it is always wise to explore the possibility of seeking compensation. In a case on point, a settlement secured for a profoundly disabled teenager successfully ensured that she would always be properly looked after. Continue reading »