Types of Dental negligence Claim
If you have been let down by a dental professional and they have failed to correctly diagnose or treat you, or have made mistakes when carrying out treatment, you may not be aware that you could be eligible to make a dental negligence claim.
There are several ways in which dentists can be deemed negligent, under law, and if you have suffered physically, psychologically or financially as a result of your dentist’s actions (or inaction), you may be able to make a claim and receive compensation for what has happened to you.
Common types of dental negligence claim
Some of the most common types of dental negligence claims include:
Some injuries or trauma, to your teeth, gums, jaw, face or other area, that are caused by your dentist during the course of negligent treatment can be minor and some can be serious or even life-changing. Know your legal rights if you have been injured during a procedure or due to your dentist’s mistake or unsafe practices.
If a dentist misdiagnoses or misses a dental condition or problem and their mistake results in the issue worsening or avoidable further treatment being required, you might be able to make a dental negligence claim.
Before proceeding with a dental treatment, your dentist has a duty of care to gain informed consent from you first. This means you should understand the procedure or what the treatment entails before agreeing to it. Failure to get this consent from you could be considered dental negligence.
If your dentist doesn’t take the appropriate steps to treat a dental problem and it therefore gets worse or means that otherwise avoidable further treatment is needed, this can be considered dental negligence and you may be able to claim.
If your dentist makes a mistake during treatment that results in nerve damage, which can sometimes be permanent, this could be considered dental negligence. Find out the signs of nerve damage and what you might be able to claim for.
Contact the Dental Law Partnership
If you feel that you may have been the victim of negligence or have suffered pain, financial loss and embarrassment as a result, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Call our specialist team of solicitors today on Freephone 0800 0853 823 and get things started. Our initial advice is free with no obligation to proceed.
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If you choose to go ahead, our dental negligence solicitors will fight to ensure you are awarded the compensation you deserve to reimburse you for your expenses as well as making up for the pain and inconvenience you have suffered.