If you’ve recently undergone dental treatment and suspect the presence of an infection, it’s crucial to promptly return to your dentist for a thorough evaluation. Dental work-related infections can cause severe discomfort and pose significant health risks.
When not executed correctly, certain dental procedures may result in post-treatment infections. Dental infections can manifest in various forms, including gum abscesses, sore throats, and even sepsis. Therefore, if you have an infection after dental work, it’s crucial to ascertain whether it stems from unforeseen circumstances or potential negligence on the part of your dentist.
If you’re considering starting a dental negligence claim, you can fill out our contact form below or call 01254606008 to speak with one of our friendly solicitors today.
How we can help with dental infection claims at Farleys
With over six decades of experience, Farleys is well-equipped to handle dental negligence cases such as dental abscess claims professionally. Our experienced solicitors have a track record of successfully resolving such cases to our clients’ satisfaction. We understand the profound impact dental infections can have on your physical and mental well-being and their effect on your overall quality of life.
Our dental negligence solicitors begin the process with a discussion with you to gain insights into your unique situation. This initial conversation allows us to gather all the necessary information about your case, providing a solid foundation for exploring your legal options and determining the most suitable course of action for your circumstances.
What kind of damage can dental infections cause?
There are a number of possible infections after dental work, from gum infections to sore throats and even sepsis. For instance, a gum infection after dental work can lead to localised discomfort and potential abscess formation. Similarly, a sore throat from dental work may indicate an infection has spread. In more severe cases, dental infections can give rise to sepsis, a systemic infection that can have life-threatening consequences. Bacterial infections are common culprits, and untreated cases may escalate to gum abscesses, causing significant pain and swelling. Recognising the potential complications stemming from developing an infection after having dental work done is vital, as it can help you determine whether there are grounds for pursuing a dental negligence claim.
Chronic dental infections can take a toll on mental health and contribute to stress, anxiety, as well as a reduced quality of life. In some cases, dental negligence or malpractice may lead to claims such as dental abscess compensation.
Am I eligible to make a dental negligence claim?
If you can demonstrate that your dentist has failed to fulfil their responsibility to provide appropriate care, you may have a valid case for dental negligence. Every dentist has an obligation to provide a satisfactory standard of care to their patients.
To claim a dental infection caused by negligence, you must establish that your dentist did not meet the expected standard of care. This requires strong evidence that proves your dentist’s care was below the accepted norm. To prove negligence, you will likely need the opinion of medical experts who have similar or higher levels of expertise and training. Keep in mind that proving negligence is a complicated process. Additionally, to seek compensation, you will have to demonstrate that you suffered directly due to your dentist’s subpar care.
You can strengthen your case by gathering as much supporting evidence as possible. This could be in the form of:
- Dental records
- Statements from witnesses
- A second opinion from another expert
- Relevant photos, such as those showing your injuries
- Financial records
Contact a Specialist in Dental Negligence Claims
At Farleys, we know that dealing with legal matters can be a stressful experience. That’s why our solicitors take a friendly and transparent approach to your case, avoiding complex legal jargon to help you feel at ease and make informed decisions. We are committed to providing the highest expertise and respect while handling your dental negligence claim.
In addition, we may offer to pursue claims on a ‘no win, no fee’ agreement whenever possible. This means you won’t have to worry about the costs unless your claim is successful.
If you require initial guidance on starting a dental negligence claim, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental negligence claims solicitors. Call us today at 01254606008 or schedule an appointment via email. We’re here to make sure your needs are taken care of!
What are the time limits for claiming dental negligence compensation?
In many cases, a three-year time limit exists to commence a dental negligence claim, typically beginning from the date of your dental treatment. However, the UK legal system acknowledges that the effects of dental negligence might take time to become evident. As a result, in specific situations, an additional three-year period may be available from the “date of knowledge,” which is when you first became aware that dental negligence had impacted you.
Figuring out precise timelines can be difficult. So, at Farleys, we strongly advise contacting us as soon as you suspect you may have a claim. This proactive approach allows us to address your case promptly and efficiently.
Most cases are peacefully settled outside of court. However, should your case progress to court, you can count on us for unwavering support and guidance throughout the entire process.
What are the most common reasons for compensation claims for dentists?
Dental negligence claims can arise from various scenarios, and the time it takes to resolve these claims varies, depending on the specifics of each case. However, some situations tend to happen more frequently or are more serious than others, some of these include:
- Gum infections after dental work
- A sore throat from dental work
- Developing sepsis after dental work
- Bacterial infection after dental work
- Gum abscess after dental work
Why choose Farleys Solicitors?
Farleys Solicitors is a well-established firm with a history spanning over six decades, serving clients across the North West and throughout the UK. Our solicitors possess in-depth knowledge of dental negligence claims, enabling us to address your concerns promptly and transparently.
We recognise that each case is unique, and at Farleys Solicitors, we offer guidance on the most suitable course of action and provide personalised advice tailored to your specific needs. Furthermore, if possible, we’ll handle your case under a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement.
If you need the expertise of one of our specialised dental negligence solicitors or have enquiries about any of our services, please feel free to reach out. You can contact us by phone at 01254606008, utilise the online chat feature on our website, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and a member of our friendly team will assist you!