Typically a patient will need to make a dental negligence claim within three years of the date of the treatment or three years from the date that they should or could have become aware that they received negligent treatment.
However there are some exceptions to this limit:
- Children under 18: If you are claiming compensation on behalf of a child, the limitation period does not start to run until they reach their 18th birthday. The three year limitation period will then begin to run from that date.
- Lack of mental capacity: A child or adult without capacity to run a claim, may not have a time limit within which to bring a claim. We recommend that you contact Devonshires Claims if you have any queries involving those who lack capacity and our specialist solicitors will be able to assist.