How we can help
We understand the trip may have been routine or because there was already a problem but this does not mean you deserve anything other than the correct professional treatment.
At Howells we are here for clients who have had incorrect teeth removed, negligent root canal treatment, undiagnosed infections, anaesthetic administered incorrectly, damage to and removal of healthy teeth and not been appropriately referred for specialist treatment.
If you feel that you may have a claim for compensation then get in touch today. We know that many people are hesitant about contacting a solicitor but we’re just regular people with a particular expertise – and we’re on your side.
Besides, an initial call costs nothing and our Medical Negligence team will listen sympathetically before advising on your options and recommended next steps.
Why choose us?
We will advise on the merits of every claim brought to us and regardless of its size, complexity or impact, we’ll give each one the care and attention it deserves.
We appreciate that worry about costs can be a barrier to getting professional help – don’t let it stop you. If we believe you have a claim, then we can potentially pursue it via one of a number of funding options or fee arrangements such as ‘no win, no fee’.
If you choose us to look after your claim, we will look after you, as here at Howells we are committed to:
• earning the maximum possible compensation settlement for clients
• helping establish adequate ‘provision for life’ in terms of on-going specialist care, housing, support and welfare
• removing any fear, worry or mystery about the legal process and communicating regularly, openly and sensitively
• remaining a strong, staunch and tireless advocate for your rights
Make A Dental Claim
Q. If I already had dental problems can I still claim?
A. A claim can be made if a procedure made the current condition worse or there was a delayed recovery from a procedure. We can discuss your concerns and determine if we can help further.
Q. How long do I have to make a claim?
A. A claim must be made within 3 years of the treatment or the date that you know or suspected that you have suffered as a result of the delay in diagnosis and treatment of your condition.Where a claim is brought on behalf of a child the 3 year limitation starts to run from the child’s 18th birthday.If the Claimant is a patient who is assessed as not being capable of handling their own claim the time limit (limitation period) does not begin until the legal incapacity is removed.
Q. How badly does the procedure have had to go wrong to bring a claim?
A. Usually, a claim can be made if there has been an injury, caused additional pain and suffering or resulted in a further procedure. But get in touch regardless as a member of our team will be able to advise you free of charge whether you are likely to have a claim or not.
Q. Will I lose my claim if I already had a dental problem?
A. The general rule is you take your victim as you find them. Any worsening of the condition or additional pain and suffering from mistreatment will be taken into consideration as part of your claim.
For more questions on the process of making a claim see FAQs.