Dental negligence claims examples
There are many examples of dental negligence claims, so if your query is in the following list, get in touch and we’ll check if your claim is suitable.
- Infections, oral cancers, and cysts that are left undiagnosed and untreated.
- Analgesics, anaesthetics, antibiotics, and sedatives that have been misused.
- Demonstrating a lack of expertise (or failing to apply their skills) using drills, syringes, or any other instruments
- Requesting that an operation be completed when it is unnecessary, costly, and potentially harmful
- Incorrect tooth extraction.
What are the time limits for making a dental negligence claim?
The Statute of Limitations for a Dental Negligence claim in Ireland is two years from the date of knowledge. This is usually the date at which the injury was sustained. Therefore, it is important that you seek legal advice from your Solicitor as soon as possible as you may have a claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim against my dentist?
The steps for taking a claim for dental negligence usually take the following format:
- Your Solicitor will request your records from the clinic you underwent treatment.
- Your Solicitor will get them independently assessed by a practitioner in the dental field.
- Your Solicitor will send the clinic a “Letter of Claim” which will set out the nature of your case.