Dental Failure To Diagnose

A dental failure to diagnose situation can lead to a patient having to have a more serious or complicated treatment than would have originally been required to treat their issue.

Dental Negligence?

When is a failure to diagnose considered dental negligence? A failure to diagnose becomes negligence when it is considered that a reasonable body of medical professionals would have been able to diagnose the issue more rapidly or more accurately. Commonly negligence occurs when an extremely common disorder is missed by the dentist, such as gum disease or tooth decay. If you are worried that you have been a victim of dental negligence you should firstly contact your dentist to see whether you can bring the situation to a conclusion without having to take court action. If they are unwilling to help, or you feel their proposals of settlement are unsatisfactory, you should contact a specialist dental negligence solicitor.

Claiming for Dental Failure to Diagnose

You have 3 years from the date of your injury to make a dental failure to diagnose claim. If you can enter into your claim as soon as you feel possible, this will give your case more strength and all the information you give to your solicitors will be at its freshest in your mind.


1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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