A visit to the dentist isn’t the best thing on anyone’s calendar. However, regular visits ensure our teeth stay in good condition. They also enable the dentist to check for signs that problems could crop up in the future. The last thing you would expect is poor dental treatment, and yet some patients go through this and can be stressed and upset as a result, not to mention having poor dental health that may have been avoided.
No one goes to a dentist expecting to receive poor dental treatment. However, it can occur in a number of ways. For example you may go to the dentist complaining of toothache and they do nothing about it. They may not bother taking x-rays to see whether there is any sign that anything is going on. Some tooth decay is unable to be seen on sight, particularly if it is present between two teeth where you can’t see it. In other cases a particular treatment might be necessary but is not provided for some reason. This may later lead to problems that could have been avoided if the right treatment had been given at the right time.
Claiming compensation for dental negligence
If you feel you have been the victim of poor dental treatment it is a good idea to seek professional advice that can help you determine the facts. Seeking a lawyer who has experience in this particular field is a good move. They will help assess the facts to see whether there is clear evidence that negligence of some kind occurred. There is the potential to bring a claim against the dentist, a dental assistant and in some cases both. By getting proper advice you can claim for compensation for the emotional as well as the physical effects of dental negligence.
AAH has years of experience in dealing with claims like these
In case you haven’t already heard of Accident Advice Helpline, we deal with medical and dental claims as well as those involving accidents. Call our free 24/7 enquiry line today if you feel you have suffered as a result of inadequate dental treatment of some kind. We’ll help you determine the facts and if we think you can make a claim we’ll launch a no win, no fee* claim on your behalf. We’re here to help so call us today to find out more about our service.