Claiming compensation for dental phobia
To claim compensation for dental phobia on a no win – no fee basis contact our free legal helpline.
Most of the dental negligence claims that our specialist team deals with involve physical injury. This includes the extraction of wrong teeth, fractured jaws, and the onset of gum disease. However, compensation for dental phobia can also be claimed where the dentist’s negligence has led to severe anxiety arising.
It is estimated that more than two thirds of the UK population suffer from fear and anxiety when visiting the dentist. According to the NHS this is a particular problem with children, the consequence of which is that many do not receive the regular checkups they need. This can lead to serious dental issues troubling them later in life.
The causes of dental phobia are varied, but it is known that substandard, negligent dental treatment can cause severe anxiety to arise.
Where a patient suffers dental phobia as a result of negligence then they may be entitled to claim compensation.
While compensation can never turn back the clock, it can fund treatments that reduce levels of anxiety, enabling the patient to continue to receive the dental treatment they require.
If you feel that you have been the victim of dental negligence and have suffered dental phobia as a result then you can contact us by phone or email for a free case review.
If we feel you have a good legal claim then we will be happy to take up your dental negligence case on a No Win, No Fee basis.