September 03, 2021

What Is A Dental Nerve Damage Claim?

A dental nerve damage claim refers to when an individual sues his or her dentist for negligence and substandard care which has caused the individual pain, trauma or other complications. An individual can also make dental negligence claims on behalf of a loved one.

As with every other medical professional, dentists owe a duty of care to their patients and should ensure their actions and decisions are in the best interest of their patients. Any form of negligence can lead to very devastating consequences.

Therefore, if you have sustained damage to your dental nerves causing dead nerve in tooth, dental nerve pain or nerve pain in gums, then you may have strong grounds for dental negligence claims. We have very friendly and understanding dental nerve damage solicitors who have the expertise to make any kind of dental negligence compensation claims you wish to make.

We will do a free assessment of your claim and if you have a valid dental negligence claim, we will support you all the way ensuring that the claims process is not stressful for you in anyway while you receive

They will ensure you are well supported during this difficult time, do a free assessment of your claim and if you have a valid dental negligence claim, they will leave no stone unturned to see that you get the compensation you deserve.

What Is Nerve Pain In Tooth?

Nerve pain in the tooth refers to a feeling of discomfort, sharp or dull pain in the tooth. Tooth nerve pain can be as a result of pulpal sensitivity where only one tooth is affected or dentinal sensitivity where the pain is spread across several teeth and associated structures of the mouth.

Nerve pain can be caused by broken or cracked enamel, tooth filling, tooth decay or infection, use of tooth whitening products, infected gums or negligent tooth surgery.

Dental Nerve Damage

There are several tooth nerves in the mouth and dental procedures usually involve working around these nerves. This calls for extreme care from the dentist during any dental operation. Damage to any of the sensitive nerves in the mouth could lead to various complications such as difficulty in speaking, eating, drinking and loss of sensation in a particular area in the mouth.

The facial nerve which is most affected during dental operations is the trigeminal nerve. This is because parts of this nerve is in close proximity with the jaw and mouth and is responsible for feeling and sensation in the mouth as well making possible eating and chewing.

Loss of sensation or numbness of the face, lips, tongue, difficulties in eating and speaking after dental work could be attributed to trigeminal nerve damage numbness. Although some nerve damage can be temporary, some can unfortunately be permanent.

If you have dental nerve damage symptoms or you have sustained trigeminal nerve pain after dental work, you may be entitled to trigeminal neuralgia lawsuit settlements. Our dental nerve damage solicitors in Liverpool are always available to give you a free claims assessment for your dental negligence claims.

Can Tooth Nerves Heal?

Yes, tooth nerves have the ability to heal themselves after damage. However, this depends on the extent or severity of damage. While in very severe nerve damages, the tooth nerve may not heal themselves, it can do so if the nerve damage is minimal.

Can I Make A Dental Nerve Damage Claim?

Of course, you can. If negligent treatment from your dentist has caused you to suffer conditions such as tooth nerve inflammation after tooth extraction, nerve damage in jaw, nerve injury after tooth extraction, facial nerve damage after tooth extraction, maxillary nerve numbness, alveolar nerve injury or damages to some other dental nerves, then you may have valid dental negligence claims.

Dental Nerve Damage Lawsuits We Handle

The following are forms of dental nerve damage claims and lawsuits we can help you make should you be a victim of dental negligence. They include;

  • Facial Nerve Damage Claims
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Lawsuit
  • Dysesthesia NHS Claims
  • Maxillary Nerve Numbness Claims
  • Alveolar Nerve Injury Claims
  • Lingual Nerve Damage Claims
  • Dental Paresthesia Lawsuit
  • Nerve Damage After Surgery Lawsuit

Nerve Damage Symptoms

There are several symptoms that could suggest that you may have tooth nerve damage. Damage to dental nerves can be temporary or can be permanent. They are;

  • Anesthesia (complete numbness)
  • Paranesthesia (tingling feeling)
  • Dysesthesia (pain and burning)
  • Oral Incontinence
  • Numbness in your gums, mouth, jaw, or part of your face
  • Loss of taste
  • Speaking difficulty
  • Difficulties with eating and chewing
  • Wisdom teeth causing tingling face

Proving My Dental Negligence Claims

When suing a dentist or another dental health expert for negligent treatment. It is important that you are prepared to prove your claims under the various parts of medical negligence as stipulated by law.

You have to be ready to establish that your dentist was negligent and that consequently, you have suffered avoidable pain and trauma which could have been well prevented.

Therefore, you need to demonstrate the following

  • Liability- this means that your dentist owed you a duty of care but failed in that duty of care towards you.
  • Causation- this goes to establish that the breach of duty of care is the direct cause of your current predicament.

It is important that both liability and causation are proven as proving one without establishing the other will not result in a successful defence and proof of your claim.

We understand that suing the NHS or your dentist for acts of negligence on your own will be a very daunting task which will weigh down on you physically and mentally. This is why we have expert dental negligence solicitors ready to represent you in the most professional way ensuring that you get the justice that you seek.

Our NHS negligence solicitors specializing in dental negligence claims are friendly, dedicated and understanding. We have a strong record of representing clients with several dental negligence claims and securing hugely satisfying settlement payouts.

During our free consultation session, we will guide you on how the claims process will look like, what to expect and other dental claim legal advice you may require.

The Process Of Making Dental Nerve Damage Claims

Basically, the process of making dental negligence compensation claims will involve the following;

  • Reach out to your solicitor for legal advice, counselling and free claim assessment
  • Fund your claim
  • Gather your evidence- some of the documents you will need for this will include
    • Written Statements
    • Medical records and x-ray results
    • Statements from witnesses which can come from family or close friends
    • Evidence of financial losses and out of pocket expenses
    • Photographs or images showing extent of damage

    We will also provide you with an Independent medical expert who will give a report of your current condition and the effect of the damage on your health after performing due medical examination.

  • Establish liability
  • Negotiate with the defense counsel for a favourable settlement figure
  • Payment of the settlement fee

Dental Nerve Damage Claim Compensation Payout

The amount of compensation you will receive for your dental negligence claims is not fixed but varies with each dental negligence case. Each case has its own specifics and those factors play a role in determining the amount one can receive as compensation payout.

Some of these factors include

  • The type of injury suffered
  • The severity of injury
  • The location of injury
  • The impact of the injury on you
  • Financial losses incurred and out-of-pocket expenses
  • Costs of medical appointments and treatment
  • Costs of therapies and rehabilitations

When you come to us, we can give you an idea of what you can expect as a settlement fee using our medical negligence compensation claims calculator.

Dental Nerve Damage Claims Time Limit

You will normally be allowed three years from the date of the negligent treatment to make your claims. The time frame can also be calculated starting from when you became aware of the negligence. However, if the victim is less than 18years, then the individual has until his or her 21st birthday to make a claim. A parent or guardian can make claims on behalf of the child.

Also, if the victim of the injury is physically or mentally incapacitated and unable to make claims by themselves, the time frame can be relaxed until he or she is able to do so.

In this case also, a loved one or next of kin known legally as a litigation friend can make claims on their behalf.

If you have concerns about how to make a dental negligence claim on behalf of a loved one, we are happy to help you with this.

No Win No Fee Dental Nerve Damage Claims

With our no win no fee policy, our dental negligence claims solicitors will represent you without you making a payment. This policy of ours also protects you from paying even if the claim is not successful.

However, only at the end of a successful case shall we deduct a 25% success fee from your total compensation award and then you receive the rest.

Our dental negligence solicitors have many years of experience having represented a lot of clients and securing best possible compensation amounts for them. We are dedicated and remain resolute in our resolve to see that clients get the justice they deserve.

We therefore encourage you to contact us today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment Form and let us make those claims for you.

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