There are Time Limits for bringing claims of this typeâ€¦
You only have 3 years to issue Court Proceedings from the date you first knew, or could reasonably have been expected to know, that you have suffered an injury caused by the fault of a dental practitioner.
This could be the date of the mistake or some time later if you did not know you had been injured at the time the mistake was made.
If Court Proceedings are not issued within 3 years of that date you would usually be unable to pursue your claim further.
The Courts can however waive this 3-year time limit if it can be shown that there was a valid reason why you did not pursue the claim sooner.