Compensation For Wrong Tooth ExtractionCompensation For Wrong Tooth Extraction

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If you have had the wrong tooth extracted by a dentist, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

The dental negligence lawyers at First Personal Injury are on-hand to help you. Call us on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch online.

Incorrect tooth extraction

Many of us dislike going to the dentist. When more serious procedures such as tooth extraction are required, it’s only natural to feel anxious. However, usually, there is nothing to worry about and dental procedures go smoothly.

Unfortunately, sometimes dentists fail in their duty of care and dental errors are made which can result in lasting effects for the patient. While it is unusual, sometimes these errors lead to the wrong tooth being extracted, or a healthy tooth being extracted unnecessarily. Both of these scenarios can have a considerable impact on the patient.

The effects of wrong tooth extraction

Psychological cost

If the wrong tooth is extracted, depending on whereabouts in the mouth the tooth was, patients can be left with a large gap in their mouth. This may leave them feeling self-conscious until the issue is rectified (usually by fitting a bridge or dental implant). It can also make drinking and eating difficult.

Financial cost

There is likely to be a considerable financial cost associated with extraction of the wrong tooth.

Not only will you have had to pay for the initial treatment but it’s possible that you will also have had to cover the cost of the corrective procedure to extract the right tooth. As part of a successful dental negligence claim, you will usually be able to recover the cost of further treatment and the cost of a replacement tooth.

Claiming compensation for wrong tooth extraction

If you believe that you have a compensation claim for wrong tooth extraction, it is recommended that you contact a dental negligence solicitor as soon as possible.

After it has been determined that you have a valid claim for wrong tooth extraction compensation, your solicitor will begin to investigate your case.

The amount of compensation you will be able to claim will depend upon:

  • the position of the wrong tooth that has been extracted as well as
  • the effect the negligence you have experienced has had on your everyday life. E.g. whether any pain you have suffered has affected your ability to sleep, eat or carry out day-to-day tasks.
  • whether you have had to take time off work as a result of your dental problems. If this is the case, you may be able to claim for loss of earnings.
  • if you will require any specialist treatment in the future to address your dental issue. For instance, you may periodically need to have an implant or bridge replaced
  • any other expenses you have incurred, such as prescription or treatment costs or travel expenses

Making a dental negligence claim with First Personal Injury

The team at First Personal Injury are expert solicitors who are experienced in all kinds of dental negligence and medical negligence claims. We will guide you through the legal process quickly and simply while working hard to secure you the result you deserve.

Contact First Personal Injury to discuss your claim today on 0800 808 9740 or get in touch with us online using our make a claim form.

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