Your local dental negligence claims specialists
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Devon clinical negligence lawyer Katie Parr, specialises in dental negligence claims, representing clients nationwide.
Katie Parr made legal history when she recovered compensation exceeding £160,000 for one of her clients — the highest award ever reported in a dental negligence claim in England and Wales.
Katie looks after our specialist dental negligence website which is a very useful resource for anyone contemplating a dental claim.
A claim for compensation can be made against your dentist or a hospital if you suffer injury as a direct result of the dental treatment you receive, either under the NHS or privately.
To qualify for compensation you will need to establish that the dental treatment fell below the standard that can be reasonably expected. We frequently call upon an independent dentist to consider whether the treatment was sub-standard.
As with all medical negligence claims, strict time limits apply. Dental negligence claims must be started in court within 3 years of the negligent treatment, or within 3 years of the date you became aware of the negligence. Children have 3 years to make their claim from the date of their 18th birthday.
Compensation is awarded on a case by case basis according to how severe the injuries are. In addition to receiving compensation for your ‘pain and suffering’ you will also be entitled to claim back your out of pocket expenses, the cost of dental treatment and any lost earnings.
Katie and her team work on a No Win, No Fee basis. This means that if you do not win your claim, then you will not owe us a penny in legal costs.