What is Dental Negligence?
Dental Negligence covers mistreatment, causing injury, misdiagnosis or wrong medicine prescription by the dental health professional. Oblivion to the worldwide accepted dental practices, knowingly or unknowingly, if your dentist has caused you any injury or you have been through any traumatised experience while receiving dental treatment then you are entitled to Dental Negligence Claim.
Types of Dental Negligence Claim
Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis
One of the primary reasons that many dental malpractice lawsuits are being filed nowadays is because of not diagnosing the problem first hand. When a dentist is unable to diagnose the mouth or tooth problem he or she is breaching the standard operating procedure adopted all over the UK and, therefore, involved in dental malpractice.
When a dentist starts treating the patient without any familiarity related to the issue at hand or never had the required experience in an area of the dental practice, there are chances of serious damage to the patient’s physical or mental health. In order to claim for delayed or incorrect diagnose patient has to prove two main things.
● The dentist was negligent and did not competently provide treatment.
● The dentist’s negligence caused actual injury to the patient.
The lingual nerve and the inferior alveolar nerve are the two main nerves in the mouth. They are vulnerable to suffer injury through dental work. This could happen after an injection for anaesthesia, tooth replacement or a tooth extraction for example wisdom tooth.
The most common symptoms of nerve damage include:
● Loss of feeling, tingling or burning sensation in the tongue, chin, cheek, lip or jaw.
● Loss of sense to differentiate between cold and hot food and liquids.
● Taste loss
● Unable to eat
If your dentist does not have your consent about the possible risk while treatment or their negligence cause you a serious infection, then you can make a nerve damage claim.
Cosmetic Dentistry Negligence
Substandard medical procedure can cause serious damage to the patient’s gum or jaw. While a vast majority of cosmetic dentistry procedure is administered without any problem, there plenty of techniques which do not achieve desired results. While dentistry professionals have a duty of care to their patients, to deliver what has been committed, there is an obvious risk and not all issues will result in successful cosmetic dentistry.
There are plenty of cosmetic dental procedures which can result in strong compensation claims:
● Crown - If crowns are not fitted properly this may cause serious damage to the underlying teeth which will result in decay and infection.
● Braces - Dental braces are one of the most common cosmetic dental procedure adopted worldwide, but sometimes it is only when they are removed substandard braces become obvious.
● Teeth whitening - The use of lasers or chemicals to whiten teeth can damage tooth enamel and leads to decay.
● Gum procedures - There are very common cases of restructuring the form of a patient’s gum to make teeth appear straight, but in some cases, the gums have been drawn too far back resulting in long-term tooth decay.
If you have experienced cosmetic dentistry negligence then you should make a note of when and where this happened, specific injuries and the details of the dental practitioner involved.
Substandard Remedial Treatment
Due to its complexity sometimes issues related to dental treatment are unavoidable. This may include infection or other mouth-related issues. Prompt action could avoid the situation from getting worse, but if the practitioner's negligence is involved, substandard procedures are being followed or misdiagnose happened then there could be some serious consequences and for that matter, you are entitled to make a claim.
It is quite common that the majority of people will experience gum related disease or professionally called periodontal disease at some stage of their life. If timely taken care of, then the worse situation could be avoided. But your dentist neglected to inform you about the possibility of periodontal disease and you developed it later in your life, then you are entitled to make the claim.
How to claim
The initial consultation will cost you nothing, it's free. We will discuss your case thoroughly to have an idea of how much compensation you may be entitled to. Making the right decision at right time is the key to your claim. Therefore, contact us as soon as possible as making dental negligence claims could be time-constrained.Call Now
How long Dental Negligence Claims take?
Talking about how long does it take for compensation, it would suffice to say that it depends upon the severity of an injury or the complexity of a case. A claim would take few months to yew years to settle.
What are the time limits?
Normally Dental Negligence claim should be made within three years from the time the patient realized that they have received an injury or dental negligence. After three years you would not be able to make a claim. There is no time limit for a person making a claim if they are under 18.
Dental Negligence Claims: No Win No Fee
We ensure our clients hustle free process that their Dental Negligence claim cases would be handled on a no-win-no-fee basis which means you do not have to pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful. Our experts will update you throughout your case procedure regarding how much compensation you would likely receive.
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