5 Types of Dental Claims

If you have recently visited a dentist and believe that you have suffered an avoidable injury, then you may have a case to make a claim for Dental Malpractice. In cases where a registered dental practitioner has either performed their role poorly, inappropriately, or negligently, and you have suffered avoidable harm as a result, there is a chance that you make be able to make dental negligence claims and claim compensation.

Dental negligence is given the same value as all medical negligence, and the potential for pain in dental treatment means that every dental professional has a duty of care when it comes to their legal requirements for keeping you safe from harm. There are five common reasons for making a dental claim, and knowing them may help you determine whether you have a case for compensation.

Injury Claims

Malpractice and negligence are the key factors to consider. Procedures that have been carried out unprofessionally or incompletely, or even misdiagnosed issues, can result in long-term suffering. Issues such as the unnecessary severing of nerves, the pulling of an incorrect tooth, or even the failure to diagnose tooth decay, are all potential reasons to make a claim.

Serious injuries

If your injury after a dental procedure or examination leads to serious harm, it can cause your life to change dramatically. Serious injuries are those that will have long-term and drastic consequences. These could be infections that may have been caused by unsafe environments or practises, the failure to diagnose oral cancer, or even simply using the wrong tools to carry out the dental work. All of these examples can result in you being able to make a claim. Your compensation will be valued according to your specific circumstances.

Consent issues

Your dentist has the legal responsibility to let you know of any potential risks that may be involved with any dental procedure. You should be fully aware of risks with the procedure itself or with any of the subsequent treatment options such as medicinal side-effects. If your negligent dentist has not gone over the risks and you suffer from any negative results of your treatment, then you have adequate grounds to make your claim for compensation.

Diagnosis delays and misdiagnosis

Your dentist should be able to identify and treat issues as quickly as possible. When treatment is delayed, this can very often make any existing issues considerably worse. Early diagnosis is essential when it comes to a dentist’s care of duty, and failing to identify a potential issue could lead to you making a claim. Misdiagnosis claims can also lead to complicated cases, especially if the incorrect treatment leads to further injuries or suffering.

Low treatment quality

Qualified dentists should have a basic level of treatment, and if your procedure is carried out by an inexperienced dentist or orthodontist, then you could easily fall victim to new injuries and issues.

While making claims that prove the negligence of your dentist can be daunting, it can often be essential when it comes to your recovery needs. If you need financial support after your negligent treatment, then it is wise to contact a medical solicitor as early as possible. The faster that you can make your claim, the quicker you may receive your financial compensation.