Having to go the dentist can be a harrowing enough experience as it is but unfortunately this can be made worse in the event of an avoidable dental error. Whilst most dental treatment is carried out to a very high standard, sometimes things can go wrong.
Dental negligence occurs when a patient suffers avoidable losses resulting from inadequate or incorrect treatment. This can result in both painful and very expensive consequences for the patient.
Examples of dental errors include:
Incorrect or clinically unnecessary treatment through poor treatment planning
Poorly performed Root Canal Treatment
Failure to diagnose and treat dental decay correctly
Unsatisfactory veneer, crown, bridge and implant treatment
Failure to diagnose and treat gum disease correctly
Poorly performed extractions and oral surgery
Poorly planned orthodontic treatment
Failure to diagnose and treat oral cancer correctly
Unsatisfactory teeth whitening treatment
(This list is not exhaustive)
It may therefore be necessary to make a dental claim for compensation if the worst happens and you are faced with the prospect of having to pay for expensive corrective treatment through no fault of your own. EAD Solicitors can help you with this process.
In order to bring a successful dental negligence claim forward, it is necessary to show that the same treatment would not have been carried out by a reasonably competent dentist and that it has resulted in otherwise avoidable injuries and other losses for the patient.
Dental claims differ in many ways to other clinical negligence and personal injury claims due to the complex issues and costs involved and therefore need to be dealt with by a specialist solicitor.
Our sympathetic, specialist team, will be able to offer expert advice and practical support. Following a free consultation, we will advise whether you have a valid dental negligence claim. If we are in a position to assist you further, it is likely that your claim will be pursued on a no-win, no-fee basis.
Our goal is to obtain, on your behalf, the dental negligence compensation that you truly deserve. For more information fill out a claim form or call us today on, 0151 735 1000.
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