9th June 2015
If you have decided to make a compensation claim following a personal injury then you may be wondering where to…
You can make a dental negligence claim if the dental treatment you received fell below acceptable standards and left you with a personal injury. Our dental negligence solicitors have handled a huge range of different cases, involving a range of injuries and problems, but some of the main issues in these cases are:
Misdiagnosis can cause existing oral health problems to worsen and can lead to irreparable personal injuries. Many dental negligence compensation claimants suffer from severe periodontal (gum) disease, despite having regular check-ups that should have noticed the condition in its early stages. Misdiagnosis can also see patients going through unnecessary dental procedures, which can be costly and can cause damage to their teeth and oral health.
– Poor technique
Other cases involve poor technique, such as incorrectly-inserted fittings or dentures, poor orthodontic work and poor use of surgical equipment. This can result in annoying and painful oral health problems, and fixing the problem can be impossible or very expensive. Whatever led to your personal injury, if it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to claim compensation and recover any losses or damages you faced.
It is not enough to show that a dentist made a mistake to claim dental negligence compensation. You must be able to show that the mistake was negligent, and that it directly resulted in a personal injury. While the ‘causation’ aspect of a dental negligence claim is usually relatively straightforward, showing that the mistake was caused by negligence can be more confusing. You will have to be able to show that a competent dentist would not have made the same mistake that the dentist did, or that other avoidable failings occurred and led you to suffer some injury.
Because these claims can be particularly complicated and gathering the right evidence can be confusing, you should ensure that you speak to dental negligence solicitors about your claim. This will ensure you have the best possible chance of succeeding in your claim.
Dentists and other healthcare practitioners must have insurance if they are to operate in the UK, and their insurer will pay out your dental negligence compensation. This means you don’t have to worry whether or not your case will cost your neighbourhood dentist a fortune. Insurers will try to offer you less money than you deserve – do not accept any offers without talking to dental negligence solicitors!
Not all personal injury solicitors specialise in dental negligence, but you should use skilled, experienced solicitors who have won in cases like yours. We at Clearwater Solicitors offer a customer-friendly, high-quality service and are experts in all kinds of dental negligence claims. We have helped people succeed in all kinds of cases, from cosmetic dentistry claims to orthodontist claims.
For more information, or to find out how we could help you, call us on 08000 430 430 to discuss your claim. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and our dental negligence solicitors will get back in touch with you.
–Mrs A wins £2700 in compensation for a dental negligence claim after her dentist took out the wrong tooth. read more>>
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