Whilst most dentists provide a consistently high standard of care to their patients, sometimes dental mistakes can happen when you are undergoing treatment. If you have been injured or suffered significantly as a result of a dentist’s mistake, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. We have outlined some of the most common mistakes dentists make that could mean you might be able to make a compensation claim for dental negligence.
What are the most common dental mistakes?
Compared to the number of people who are successfully treated by dentists every year without issue, the number of patients who do find that their dentist has made a mistake with their care is very small. However, these errors do happen and sometimes the patient can be injured as a result or may require extensive future dental work to fix the problem. If a dentist makes a mistake and the patient is significantly or permanently damaged as a result, it can affect every area of their life.
Some of the areas we see mistakes being made by dentists can include:Diagnosis
Not Obtaining Consent
If you think that your dentist has done any of the above and it has resulted in an injury to you or significant pain and suffering, we can offer free initial advice on whether you might have a claim for compensation due to a dentist’s mistake. Get in touch today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What to do if your dentist makes a mistake
If you think that you have been injured by your dentist because they made a mistake, you might want to make a complaint to the practice. You can also contact us so that we can assess if you might be able to make a compensation claim. Find out more about complaining about a dentist here.
What if I’m not sure if my dentist made a mistake?
If you’re not sure whether your dentist made a mistake when they were treating you, you might want to get a second opinion from another dentist. If you do this and they agree that your original dentist has caused you an injury or been negligent in their care, you might want to contact us to see if you can make a compensation claim.
How much compensation might I get for a dentist’s mistake?
The amount of compensation that you might receive if your dental negligence claim is successful will depend on the individual circumstances of your case. Usually, the factors used to determine how much compensation you might get for a dentist’s mistake will include the severity of the injury or problem caused by your dentist’s error, the cost of future treatment and the impact that this has had on your life. For a better idea of a potential compensation amount, get in touch with us today for free initial advice.
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