For many people having to go to the dentist is a stressful and worrying experience, which makes it even more traumatic if a dental error occurs that could have been prevented. It may be necessary to make a dental claim for compensation if the worst happens and Hattons can help you with this process.
What is Dental Negligence?
Although most dental treatment is carried out to a high standard helping the patient, there are occasions when things can go wrong. Dental negligence happens when someone suffers from inadequate treatment or if a dental error has occurred as a result of a dentist breaching their duty of care.
Examples of Dental Negligence
Some examples of dental negligence are listed below but there are many other things that could happen, leading to a dental claim.
- Incorrect Dental Treatment
- Negligent Root Canal Treatment
- Late or Misdiagnosis
- Misinterpretation of Test Results
- Incorrect Fitting of Crown or Bridges
- Periodontitis or Periodontal Disease Claims
- Incorrect Oral Surgery
- Dental Implant Claims
- Orthodontic Errors
It's a sad fact that once a dental error has happened, it can be painful, expensive and even difficult to correct, which is why a dental claim for compensation may help to ease the suffering.
Proof is needed for a Dental Claim
In order to make a dental negligence claim it must be shown that the same treatment would not have been carried out by another competent member of the dental profession.
Dental negligence is a specialist area of the law and so you want to make sure that your dental claim is looked after by a specialist solicitor.
Hattons Advise You On Your Options
At Hattons Solicitors we pride ourselves on our expertise and experience. We can advise you of your best options and answer any concerns or questions that you have before processing any claim.
We work closely with our clients to keep them informed about their claim and our clients can also access our online file view system to find out where their case is up to at their own convenience.
If you would like to find out about making a dental claim after suffering from dental negligence call our expert legal team on 0800 298 9690 or alternatively fill in the Claim Now form to the right of this screen and we will call you back.