Visiting a dentist can be a scary experience. But, when you visit a dentist for the treatment of dental problem or for a general check up, you expect that the professional will perform the procedures in the right manner. You trust that your dentist will provide a painless, safe and medically accurate service. Although dentists perform to a high standard, there are times when mistakes are made which leads to further pain and suffering for the patients. Every year, hundreds of people in the UK suffer distress and pain due to dental negligence.
If you suffered as a result of dental negligence too, you must keep in mind that you may be entitled to make dental negligence claims.
Just like other medical and health care professionals, your dentist owes you a duty of care. They have a duty to perform the correct procedures in the correct way. If the dentist breaches the duty of care that he owes towards you by providing a substandard level of dental care which has caused an injury to you, you may be entitled to recover compensation.
Dental negligence can occur in numerous ways, but the two distinct groups include:
- Failure of the dental professional to administer correct treatment. This can occur as a result of lack of care, lack of expertise or lack of knowledge.
- Problems caused as a result of making use of incorrect, faulty or inadequate equipment.
However, to be able to make a successful dental negligence claim, you must be able to prove that a mistake had been made by a dental professional. It must also be established that a competent and responsible member of the dental profession would not have made the same mistake or taken the same step. Just like any other type of medical negligence case, dental negligence is also a complex area of the injury law and therefore, it is essential to consult a specialist injury solicitor if you believe you have a case for dental negligence.
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