There are few things that are more painful and frustrating than dental pain. The worst pain fills the head and ears as well as affecting the tooth and gums and leaves a sufferer feeling unable to eat, sleep or function, seeing nothing other than the pain they have.
When dental pain hits, the vast majority of us head straight for the dentist relying on their professionalism to diagnose the reason for the pain and then set us on the path to feeling better.
However, negligent or poor quality treatment at the hands of a dentist could actually leave you feeling worse rather than better. If this is the case, you can contact Luton accident claim solicitors who can seek compensation for your pain and suffering.
Dentists, just as is the case with all other medical practitioners, have extensive training to allow them to diagnose and treat patients. They also agree to follow an oath and code of practice which states they will treat each patient properly and fairly. In addition, they have a legal obligation which is known as a duty of care to each patient they see to treat them in the best manner possible.
Despite this, there are occasions where patients can feel that poor quality treatment has made them feel worse rather than better. This is known as medical negligence and applies to many cases where the negligent behaviour of a medical professional exacerbates symptoms, fails to recognise or diagnose problems or recommends inadequate treatment, in which case Luton accident claim solicitors can seek compensation on behalf of the injured party. In the case of dentistry, this could include:
- Misdiagnosis of symptoms such as gum disease and failure to act as a result
- Removal of healthy teeth
- Negligent carrying out of work such as bridges, fillings or crowns
- Failure to prepare patients for procedures leading to pain and suffering as they are being carried out
- Failure to provide adequate after-care information
As part of the duty of care which a dentist has towards their patients, UK law allows that if a person has been left injured or suffering as the result of negligent or substandard care, they may launch a claim against their care provider, in this case the dentist. Luton accident claim solicitors have a great deal of expertise in making compensation claims for these situations.
Making your claim with Luton accident claim solicitors
As the result of poor quality care, you could be left with crippling pain, needing long-term medical assistance and could have scars or even psychological trauma from your ordeal.
If this is the case, Luton accident claim solicitors can fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve.
You should not have to suffer pain as the result of trusting a professional to care for you appropriately and a 30-second test from Accident Advice Helpline could quickly establish whether you’re entitled to compensation as a result. Alternatively talk to one of our advisors on 0800 689 0500.