Has your dental treatment been significantly delayed?
A positive outcome for dental treatment often relies on the timely conduct of the dentist, and any necessary referrals. Prompt treatment can help to ensure that oral health concerns are identified at the earliest opportunity, and not given the chance to develop. If treatment is delayed, then there is a chance that a relatively simple condition can become more difficult to treat.
Potential reasons for delayed treatment:
- Failure to respond to a patient’s concerns and preferences regarding treatment
- Failure to gain consent
- Failure to be responsive to the patient’s presentation
- Long waiting lists
- Delay in referral for scans or other diagnostic methods
- Administration errors
- Failure to refer to a hygienist
- Failure to refer to a specialist e.g. orthodontist or maxillofacial surgeon
- Delay in referral to Ear, Nose and Throat Department
- Shortage of NHS funds
At Attwood Solicitors, we have a dedicated team specialising in dental negligence claims, who have built up years of knowledge, experience, and expertise in this particular field. Our solicitors can advise you on anything you may need to know about making your claim, and offer any additional support related to your particular experience.
We recognise the deeply personal and varied nature of each individual case, and our unique service tailored to each of our clients is a reflection of this. Our aim is to offer full support and assistance and keep you involved in the process of your case, without the confusing medical or legal jargon.
Making a claim for compensation may be the last thing you want to think about, but we would urge you to get the ball rolling and establish if you are eligible for compensation as soon as possible.
Claims can take considerable time to conclude, and in the meantime, your finances could be severely stretched. We deal with most cases on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis, leaving you to focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about legal costs.
Determining liability is the first step in a Dental Negligence case, and evidence will be required to prove that a third party was responsible for any situation for which you are seeking compensation.
If you are unsure who is liable, or you are struggling to collect evidence, but still believe that you deserve compensation for your suffering, get in touch with our team immediately. We may be able to help build your case by talking with witnesses, experts, or other stakeholders to establish the facts.
It’s understandable that your main objective will be to recover from your experience and put it behind you. Claiming compensation is often a good way of doing this as it not only provides financial support at a time when you need it the most, but it should also help you feel that justice has been served.
We work tirelessly to ensure that each client is awarded the maximum compensation possible for their case. If you are successful in your claim, you may be awarded compensation for one or more of the following:
- Injury sustained, including physical and mental damage, due to the delay in treatment. Compensation is awarded based on pain, suffering, and inability to resume ‘normal’ life.
- Financial losses, including loss of earnings. Loss of potential future earnings may also be considered.
- Out-of-pocket expenses including medical costs, and travel to medical appointments. (Please note: It’s important to keep any receipts for out-of-pocket expenses so that they can be included in any claim).
Seeking compensation may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to be aware that there are time limits for taking legal action. Don’t worry, we understand that it may be difficult for you to talk about what has happened, but please rest-assured that our sympathetic team is here to support you, and will make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.
We will take some basic details and information about what has happened, before introducing you to a carefully selected solicitor who specialises in your type of claim. They will then guide you through the rest of the process. (You can find out more about what that involves in the Attwood Solicitor’sGuide to Personal Injury Claims ).
We deal with most cases under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as ‘No win, No fee’. This means:
- No upfront payments
- Nothing to pay if your claim does not succeed
- No risk
- Lack of funds will not prohibit you from making a claim
There are many companies offering support for Personal Injury claims, but before you decide which one you trust to secure the best outcome for your case, here are some things you may not know about Attwood Solicitors:
- We are Personal Injury Specialists – that means we focus solely on ONE area of specialism, rather than trying to be a Jack of All Trades. As such, our expertise is unrivalled.
- We are committed to processing your claim to the best of our ability, to ensure the best outcome for you, in the least stressful way possible.
- We have a huge depth of experience and wide-ranging case history, which means that we can offer the best legal knowledge to support your claim.
- We have a proven track record of successful claims and are proud of our reputation as leaders in our field.
- We believe you have suffered enough already, and therefore undertake all Personal Injury Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
- We believe you should have your own appointed Legal Expert to ensure continuity of care and tailored support.
- We offer a sympathetic and supportive approach, understanding that you have been through, and are still going through, a difficult time.
- We believe that open and honest communication is the key to a successful client relationship, and will keep you informed throughout, with clear and precise information.
- We offer a free initial consultation where we will be honest with you about the likely success of your claim.
- Our integrity is paramount, and we therefore offer our expertise in a caring and considerate way, where all decisions are made in the best interests of the client.
- We will guide you and fight your corner for you, making the process as stress-free as possible.