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Dental Negligence Claim Solicitors Manchester

Dental Negligence Compensation Claims Solicitors in Manchester

If you’re feeling anxious or apprehensive about seeking out legal advice for your dental negligence situation, know that you are not alone. At Farleys , our Manchester solicitors are committed to providing you with a warm and empathetic experience, ensuring that the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible. We understand how important it is to receive reliable advice when it comes to dental negligence in Manchester, and that’s why we’re here.

Our team of dental negligence solicitors based on Deansgate is passionate about being friendly and going the extra mile for our clients. We always strive to present information clearly and concisely and make it easy to understand, even without a legal background. We appreciate that this can be a challenging and upsetting time, so let us handle the legalities so you can focus on your recovery.

Dental Negligence Compensation Claims Solicitors Manchester

Dentists, like any other medical professional, are required by law to provide a reasonable standard of care to all patients who enter their practice. This is because dental procedures can have long-term and even life-changing effects if something goes wrong. If you’ve recently had a dental procedure in Manchester and are currently experiencing pain, discomfort, or any other issues that you believe have been caused by mistakes by your dentist, you may be eligible for compensation.

If you need legal advice, our Manchester dental negligence solicitors are here to help. A member of our team will provide practical guidance that is easy to understand without any confusing technical terms. We’ll put your best interests first and make sure that you get the justice you deserve. And, with over 60 years of experience, you can trust us to support you every step of the way through whatever challenges you may be facing.

What counts as dental negligence?

Dental negligence occurs when dentists fail to meet the expected standard of care, causing harm or injury to the patient. Dental negligence encompasses a wide range of situations, including incomplete or poorly performed procedures, procedures carried out without the right preparation, specialised equipment, or appropriate level of care.

Some of the most common dental negligence cases we deal with involve problems caused by:

  • Root canals leading to nerve injuries, including the unnecessary severing of nerves
  • Failed fillings causing pain and that may even lead to the need for further treatment
  • Tooth extractions (including wisdom tooth removals) where nerves and gums are damaged, or even in rare cases, the wrong tooth gets extracted
  • Failed implant treatment, or implant treatment that has caused damage to your mouth or jaw bone
  • Cosmetic dentistry procedures, such as the fitting of veneers, implants, bridges and teeth whitening gone wrong
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed or missed diagnosis
  • Failed diagnosis (including periodontitis and oral cancer misdiagnosis)
  • Inadequate radiology or imaging
  • Informed consent issues such as failing to obtain consent, to sufficiently explain the risks and benefits of treatment, provide a treatment plan, preventative or oral hygiene advice, etc.
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Am I eligible to make a medical negligence claim in Manchester?

If you believe that your dentist failed to provide you with the appropriate level of care, you may have grounds to file a claim for dental negligence in Manchester. It’s important to keep in mind that proving dental negligence can be tricky. You’ll need to clearly demonstrate that your dentist did not meet the expected standard of care, which resulted in unnecessary pain or financial burden.

To be eligible for compensation, you need to be able to clearly demonstrate that you suffered because of your dentist’s negligence. To strengthen your case, we recommend gathering as much supporting evidence as you possibly can, for example:

  • Dental records
  • Statements from witnesses
  • A second opinion from another expert
  • Relevant photos, such as those showing your injuries
  • Financial records

It is not uncommon for medical professionals with similar or higher levels of expertise and training in the same field to be consulted to evaluate the situation to provide their expert opinion on your case. Proving negligence is a complicated process that requires careful consideration, and this can take time, so if you’re in Manchester and you suspect that you have a dental negligence case, it’s best to get in touch with us sooner rather than later.

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What are the time limits for claiming dental negligence compensation?

If you’ve suffered because of dental negligence in Manchester, you usually have a three-year time limit from the date of treatment to file a claim. However, if the effects of the negligence were not immediately noticeable, you may have an additional three years from the “date of knowledge” (which is the date you became aware of the impact of your dentist’s negligence).

Dealing with these time restrictions can be tricky, which is why we recommend contacting our Deansgate branch as soon as you suspect you have a claim; this will allow us to handle your case quickly and efficiently ensuring you don’t miss the deadline.

The vast majority of dental negligence cases in Manchester rarely see a courtroom. However, if your case does go to court, rest assured that we’ll be with you every step of the way to provide support. Our primary focus is to ensure you get the best possible outcome.

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Meet our Manchester solicitors.

We have an exceptional team of Manchester solicitors based in our Deansgate office who have decades of experience helping clients get the results they deserve both inside and outside of the courtroom.

Where to find us

Our location at 196 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WF, places us in the heart of the city’s vibrant commercial quarter, surrounded by the Crown Court and banks. There’s a range of transport options you can use to reach us; you can take advantage of the free Manchester shuttle, use the Metrolink tram network, take one of the buses, or have a leisurely walk from Deansgate, Manchester Victoria, or Salford Central train stations, which are all within one mile of our offices. If you need help with medical negligence issues, you can contact us by phone, email or through the online chat below to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable solicitors.

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Types of Dental Negligence Claims

There are many different types of dental negligence claims, many of which overlap with each other, so the list we’ve provided here isn’t exhaustive.

Generally though, if you’re suffering from prolonged pain or harm to your wellbeing due to one or more of the following, you may be able to claim compensation.

Incomplete or poorly performed procedures

If a procedure is carried out without the right preparation, specialised equipment, or appropriate level of care, it can have serious consequences. Some of the most common dental negligence cases we deal with involve procedures such as:

Types of injuries or adverse effects:

Dentist malpractice can often result in particularly intense or long-term pain (and in the most severe of cases, possibly even both). You may choose to bring a dental injury claim based on:

Diagnosis errors or failures

Like any medical professional, dentists have a responsibility to provide you with a prompt and efficient diagnosis, so that the appropriate treatment can be prescribed. Failures at the diagnosis stage could mean that you end up getting the wrong treatment, which could do you active harm. Diagnosis failures can take the form of:

Informed consent issues

Dentists are legally required to obtain informed consent from their patient before initiating any treatment. ‘Informed’ is the operative word here – dentists must be proactive in ensuring that patients fully understand the risks and benefits before proceeding. Informed consent issues can arise from the following:

Why choose Farleys Solicitors?

For over 60 years, Farleys Solicitors has been delivering reliable legal services to clients in the North West and Manchester. Our team of experienced solicitors specialise in addressing dental negligence claims with the utmost expertise and efficiency.

We understand that every case is different, so we’re here to give you personalised guidance and advice that’s tailored to your specific situation. Our goal is to provide straightforward solutions so you get the justice you deserve.

If you need help with a dental negligence claim or have any questions about our services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our expert solicitors. You can reach us by giving us a call on 01254606008, using our website’s chat feature, or by email at We’re here to support and guide you through the entire process.

Dental Negligence FAQ's

How Long Does A Dental Negligence Claim Take in Manchester?

By their nature, dentist malpractice claims in Manchester can take anywhere from a few months to a few years to settle. This timeframe is affected by the severity and complexity of the injury or consequences in question. With our decades of experience and wealth of specialist expertise, we’re well-practised at efficiently resolving smaller claims relatively quickly here at Farleys. However, the bigger and more complex the case, typically the longer it will take to fully resolve.

How Much Can I Claim For Dental Negligence?

Compensation amounts can vary dramatically from case to case, to the extent that it’s very difficult to provide you with even a rough estimate of how much you can expect to receive, without knowing the specifics of your case. Once we’ve had an opportunity to have a more detailed discussion with you about your circumstances, one of our friendly dental negligence claims solicitors will be able to give you a much clearer idea of what to expect.

When does dental treatment become a dental negligence claim?

During your diagnosis or treatment, if your dentist has made a mistake or misjudgement that’s directly caused or worsened an injury or illness for you, then you may have a claim for dental negligence compensation. Wherever possible, our dental negligence solicitors at Farleys will pursue your case on a No Win, No Fee basis, giving you complete peace of mind.

Do I have a claim for dental negligence in Manchester?

Dental negligence generally occurs at the point of your diagnosis or treatment. If your physical wellbeing or quality of life has been compromised by any of the following factors, you may well have a claim for dental negligence.

  • Periodontitis (gum disease) which has developed as a result of your dentist’s failure to correctly diagnose and treat it within an acceptable timeframe.
  • Incorrect or inadequate fitting of implants, where your dentist has made a serious mistake or oversight during the procedure.
  • Poorly-performed cosmetic procedures, such as veneers, crowns, bridges and teeth whitening.
  • Complications arising from tooth extraction procedures, which may have led to damage of the nerves and gums. (In particularly rare cases, the wrong tooth may even have been extracted.)

It’s worth noting at this stage that not every failed dental treatment necessarily means that your dentist was negligent.

When you contact us with more specific details of your case, one of our dental negligence solicitors will be able to give you a more informed answer as to whether or not you have a strong claim. In order for this claim to be successful, it will need to be backed up by tangible evidence, so this will be one of our first priorities.

How to prove dental negligence

At the outset of your case, we’ll work with you to collect key pieces of evidence to support your claim. This includes medical records, independent medical assessments, and impartial witness testimony.

Obtaining your medical records is not always a particularly speedy process, and it can take anywhere between a few weeks to a few months. However, it’s a vital prerequisite for us to establish whether or not the treatment you received was negligent, as well as for helping us to assess the subsequent impact on your physical health, mental wellbeing, and overall quality of life.

For your claim to be successful, your evidence must prove the following:

  • Breach. Your evidence must show that your dentist breached his or her duty by falling short of the widely accepted standard of care.
  • Causation. A conclusive link must be established between the dentist’s breach of duty, and the harm you suffered as a direct result. If your evidence is insufficient to prove this direct link, you won’t be able to proceed with your claim.
  • Damages. You’ll need to be able to prove (beyond reasonable doubt) the existence, nature and extent of the harm you suffered as a result of your dentist’s breach of care. If the negligence in question didn’t cause you direct harm, your case will almost certainly be dismissed.

What can I claim for if I’ve suffered dental negligence in Manchester?

The consequences of dental negligence can take a severe toll on your physical and mental health, and it’s not unusual for the effects to continue over the long term, over months or possibly over years. (Some consequences, sadly, can even be permanent.) In light of this, depending on the background and specifics of your case, you may be able to claim for the following:

  • Pain and suffering you’ve endured as a result of this negligence
  • Loss of earnings if you’ve had to take time off work
    Travel and living expenses, including the costs of adapting your car or home
  • Ongoing illness and recovery time
  • Costs of care, including compensation for any care and support you’ve been provided by family or friends
  • Certain medical expenses you may have incurred, such as physiotherapy, prescription charge and painkillers, or costs arising from necessary corrective treatment or further procedures you’ve undergone
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