Dental Negligence Solicitors

As there has been a growth in general orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry in recent years, unfortunately, this has simultaneously resulted in a marked increase in dental negligence cases being brought in Ireland and beyond.

Dentists have an obligation under the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 to conduct procedures to a high standard. 

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What is Dental Negligence?

There has been a very steady increase in the amount of dental negligence initiated by patients who have suffered after dental surgery or a dental procedure.

There are instances where dental negligence claims are brought to the District Court and the damage is quite minimal.

However, more and more medical negligence, dental negligence, and personal injury actions are being taken in the Circuit Court or in certain cases the High Court.

Call us at 1800 844 104 (Free Phone) or email info@colemanlegal.ie to speak with one of our Dental Negligence Solicitors.

Have you been affected as a result of medical negligence?

  • Our team of medical negligence solicitors has over 30 years of collective experience handling cases for those who have suffered as a result of medical misdiagnosis or medical negligence. 
  • We are accredited as medical negligence specialists by Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Law Society of Ireland.

  • AvMA, a nonprofit dedicated to patient safety and justice, has given Coleman Legal its seal of approval. On their website, they provide helpful advice on how to choose a specialised solicitor for your medical negligence claim, which may assist you in making your decision.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Particular examples of dental negligence

  • Nerve damage Anaesthesia may not work or may damage the nerve. Local injections into the nerve can result in long-term or permanent numbness.
  • Cavity filling A filling may be carried out incorrectly, leading to infection or can result in a requirement for a crown to be placed over a tooth.
  • Root canal work A dentist may not find or clean out all roots prior to applying a crown. In these circumstances periodontal disease can persist, leading ultimately to tooth removal and replacement with a bridge or an artificial tooth.
  • Crowns/Veneers If a crown or veneer doesn’t match the bite surface of the original tooth this can lead to chronic dental pain.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry Errors Dental negligence covers a wide variety of treatment and also includes orthodontic care.

As with all dental procedures, sometimes adverse outcomes occur in dental treatment for non-negligent reasons.

For a case of dental negligence to be proven, causation and error on the part of the dental practitioner need to be established.

There are many different types of dental procedures so your specific dental issue may not be mentioned above. Dental Claims can result from various procedures such as a bad tooth enamel filing, poor extraction, wrong tooth extraction, substandard root canal, poorly fitted veneers, and dentures.  If in doubt about the procedure and its results, you should seek a second opinion from another qualified dentist, dental surgeon, or orthodontist as soon as possible.

Call us at 1800 844 104 (Free Phone) or email info@colemanlegal.ie to speak with one of our Dental Negligence Solicitors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Particular examples of dental negligence

Dental negligence can result in injuries that influence both the physical appearance and general health of a patient and can include the work of the following practitioners:

  • General dentists
  • Orthodontists
  • Periodontists
  • Prosthodontists (prosthetic dentistry)

The most common claims for dental negligence are in procedures that fall under the following categories:

Prosthodontics – dealing with missing teeth and more specifically the diagnosis, treatment, maintenance, appearance, and health of patients with missing teeth.

Endodontics – dealing with the tooth pulp and tissue around the root of the tooth. Procedures can include root canal, surgeries for cracked teeth or dental trauma.

Restorative dentistry – combining prosthodontics, periodontics (gum specialists), and endodontics to give multi-faceted care and rehabilitate the teeth. Procedures include veneers and fillings.

Misdiagnosis – defined as a preventable adverse effect of care, including inaccurate diagnosis of treatment of disease or injury.

General dental negligence – including the failure to detect problems that should have been found, failure to obtain informed consent, problems with anesthesia, and unnecessary removal of teeth.

The grounds for a dental negligence case must not solely lie with dissatisfaction with the service received. It must be proved that a dentist failed to fulfill his/her duty of care to the patient, whether this is through a mistake made during a procedure, a misdiagnosis, or indeed a failure to diagnose the issue.

Call us at 1800 844 104 (Free Phone) or email info@colemanlegal.ie to speak with one of our Dental Negligence Solicitors.

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Have you experienced medical negligence in Ireland?

  • Have you had a surgical procedure that did not turn out as it should?
  • Have you been left in pain or do you continue to suffer from physical discomfort or physical scarring?
  • Have you been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness which has affected your health?

Any injury suffered during a medical procedure whether it is physical or psychological may have long-term effects on the victim and their families. Our medical negligence solicitors has assisted many clients in recovering maximum damages and we believe in putting the needs of our clients first.

Call us at 1800 844 104 (Free Phone) or email info@colemanlegal.ie to speak to our Medical Negligence Solicitors at Coleman Legal.

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