When you visit the dentist with toothache or other similar symptoms related to your teeth or gums, you expect them to take a closer look and to diagnose the problem. The vast majority of patients who go through this process do receive the correct diagnosis and are treated accordingly. Dentists in the UK have to complete lots of training in order to practise as dentists, so you are typically in very safe hands.
Unfortunately there are a few cases that occur every now and then where a dentist failed diagnosis. This may occur due to inadequate examination procedures, or something could simply be overlooked. A dentist has a range of diagnostic tools to help them find the root of a problem the patient has. These include x-rays and other dental tools. If these are not used, or the x-rays reveal a problem and it is wrongly diagnosed, the patient could be left in pain or receive the wrong treatment altogether. Needless to say, when you visit a dentist in order to resolve a problem the last thing you want to go through is a dentist failed diagnosis as it could make things worse.
Do you have evidence of negligence in order to claim compensation?
This is very important as evidence is used to back up any claim for compensation you wish to make against a dentist you feel has failed you. This is why the best move is to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer, as they will be experienced in dealing with these kinds of claims.
Your experience must have occurred within the last three years in order to be eligible for the claims process. A lawyer can help you work out whether there is evidence to support your claim, which could include compensation for emotional damage as well as physical problems.
AAH is here to provide expert advice, backed by 14 years’ experience
Our team of professional injury advice lawyers have been working for more than a decade to provide our clients with a professional service to support them in cases such as this. If we determine there is evidence of negligence in your situation we can help you launch a no win, no fee* claim for compensation regarding your dental experience. Call Accident Advice Helpline now or take our 30-second online test to see whether you can get compensated for your sub-standard experience.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown