Nerve Injury Claims
Most people are anxious enough about going to the dentist, especially when treatments such as a tooth extraction are planned. These fears can be made worse when those planned procedures go wrong, leaving patients with nerve injuries that can be devastating.
You may have experienced nerve injury through negligence if you are experiencing the following:
- A loss of sensation in your face, mouth or jaw
- Tingling in your mouth or jaw
- A lack of control over your saliva
- A pulling sensation on your tongue
- Pain in your jaw, cheeks, forehead or eyes
- A burning sensation in your jaw
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Nerve damage following the removal of a wisdom tooth is a recognised risk of the surgical procedure. Nerve damage should be temporary however it is possible that permanent nerve damage is experienced. Nerve damage occurs because of the proximity of the trigeminal nerve to the tooth itself. If the symptoms above are experienced for a prolonged period of time, this could indicate severe nerve damage. Negligence really depends on what you were told prior to the extraction of the wisdom tooth and whether with that information you were able to make an informed decision whether to proceed with treatment or not.
If you are experiencing a pain when smiling, talking or moving your head following this procedure then you may have suffered from nerve damage and should talk to one of our experts. They can help get you the answers, and compensation, you deserve and need to help towards further treatment and services.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.