If you have been the victim of negligent dental or medical treatment, this may have affected your health, but even if your health has not been affected, situations like this can still be incredibly stressful. If the NHS issues a recall for patients who have visited a specific GP or dentist, you may feel stressed and anxious that you may have been affected, and in some cases this can have a really detrimental impact on your life.
You may find you’re unable to go to work due to the anxiety and stress caused, or you may need to take time off for treatment if you’ve come ill as a result of dental negligence. This could mean you suffer loss of earnings and you and your family struggle financially.
If you’ve been affected you may want to think about claiming compensation for negligence and stress. You shouldn’t have to suffer in silence if you have been injured or become ill as a result of somebody else’s negligence. It’s a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer to see if claiming compensation for negligence and stress is an option, however you have been affected, as you’ll usually be able to find out straight away whether you are able to claim.
What is classed as negligence?
Medical and dental negligence can cover a wide range of situations – here are just a few examples:
- Failure to diagnose or delay in diagnosing a condition
- Failure to provide treatment
- Providing the wrong treatment
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Not adhering to professional standards, such as not sterilising equipment
- Surgical errors
This is not an exhaustive list and there are many other things which could be classed as negligence, so it is best to contact a personal injury lawyer for advice on your specific situation.