If a dental professional acted negligently during your treatment, causing you to suffer injury or harm, then you are entitled to claim compensation as remuneration for physiological, financial and psychological damages.
Dental Negligence Claims
Regardless of receiving private care or treatment from the NHS, dental negligence cases still occur and the results can be painful and debilitating. Negligence can arise from four key areas of dental malpractice;
- Inadequate practice and techniques
- Incorrect treatment
Injuries resulting from these key areas of negligence can range from mild to severe, but in each case, the injury should not have occurred in the first place. If they breached the 'duty of care' that was owed to you during your treatment, this could result in a dental negligence compensation award should you wish to pursue your claim.
Proving that a dental professional acted negligently towards you can be difficult if you aren’t aware of current law and legislation. A solicitor who is experienced in dental negligence claims will be able to provide the necessary expertise to show that dental malpractice took place.
Types of injuries from Dental Negligence
Dental malpractice can result in a plethora of injuries both physiological and psychological. Financial losses can also occur if the patient has to seek further treatment as a result of negligence or has to take time off work in order to recover.
Personal harm can occur when there are:
- Mistakes in oral procedure and surgery
- Incorrect root canal treatment
- Poor fitting of bridges and crowns
- Failure to notice developing issues
- Negligent anaesthesia administration
Injury can arise such as:
- Nerve damage
- Tissue damage
- Loss of smell and taste
Have you been a victim of Dental Negligence?
If you have experienced unnecessary suffering as a result of your inadequate dental care, there are certain steps you can take to help secure compensation. This will help your solicitor to establish a case which clearly demonstrates that negligence and dental malpractice occurred.
Document all financial losses that resulted from the injury – this can include absent days from work, further cost of treatment, transport costs and any other aspect of the injury that resulted in a direct monetary loss from yourself.
Record everything – taking down names of dental staff, asking for written opinions on treatment advice and noting the length between dates that dental care was provided can all help with your case.
Instruct a dental negligence solicitor – using an experienced solicitor with knowledge of dental negligence claims can aid the success of obtaining the maximum compensation award you deserve.
No Win No Fee Dental Negligence Claims
Where possible, Accident Line Direct will try to operate on a No Win No Fee basis. This means the solicitor you use will take a success fee, currently capped at 25%, from your compensation award. In the event that the claim is not successful, your solicitor will not charge any fee to you, thus removing the financial risk of making a claim.
To find out if you could enter into a No Win No Fee agreement to start your claim then call Accident Line Direct today for information on the claims process.
Accident Line Direct
At Accident Line Direct we have experienced advisors who are able to assess your case and determine whether it is pursuable. Once this is confirmed, we can put you in touch with a dental negligence solicitor who can help you achieve dental negligence compensation. If you think you have suffered personal loss or injury within the last three years as a direct result of substandard dental care, contact Accident Line Direct today for further help and advice.
Posted in: Medical Negligence on Monday 18 December 2017
by Oliviah Rix-Taylor