No one particularly enjoys going to the dentist but regular check-ups can result in fewer major procedures as problems can be spotted at an early stage. Dentists are highly trained and capable of performing a wide range of procedures and thankfully a failed dental procedure doesn’t happen very often. However, just as there is the chance for medical negligence to occur in other areas of the medical profession, there is the potential to experience a failed dental procedure as well. If this should occur it can happen as a result of a failed duty of care the dentist has for their patient. Failed care can mean not spotting a problem in its early stages. It can also mean performing a procedure wrongly, thus introducing the potential for further problems, pain and possibly infection, depending on the situation.
If you believe you have suffered as a result of poor care given (or not given) by your dentist it is worth considering whether a compensation claim might be possible. Dental pain can be extremely uncomfortable and no one wants to lose teeth or experience other problems as a result of inadequate care by their dentist.
Could poor dentistry lead to a compensation claim?
In order for such a claim to be brought there must be proof that negligence occurred at some point in the treatment process. A professional injury compensation lawyer can help take away the mystery surrounding this area, enabling you to see whether you could indeed launch a claim for compensation. A lack of treatment, being given the wrong treatment or suffering as a result of an infection – all these areas could potentially be worth looking into. It is only right to expect to receive a professional service from your dentist so if you believe this isn’t the case you should consider seeking advice.
Let the team at Accident Advice Helpline help you today
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have years of experience in providing support and advice to those who have suffered as a result of dental procedures that were poorly provided or not given at all. If you call us on our free 24/7 enquiry line we can discuss whether or not you have a potential case. If you do we can help you through a no win, no fee* claim. Contact us now to get more information and to see where you stand.
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown